User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


62° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

More Testing Homes For Dangerous Radon

December 18, 2012, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

More Testing Homes For Dangerous Radon
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Second-hand smoke is often linked to lung cancer.  But across the country, more cases and deaths are tied to having elevated levels of radon gas in homes.

"Radon is a component of indoor air quality and over the last few years, it is more prevalent.  People are looking into it more and getting their homes checked," Mike Austad of Dakota Radon Mitigation said.

Austad says getting your home tested will cost between $40 and $125.  Most tests are done while a house is for sale.

"I've heard the number that eight out of ten or nine out of ten homes in our area have radon levels that are above what the E.P.A. recommends," Lee Johnson of HJN Team said.

In that case, someone such as Austad, and a professional electrician can install a mitigation system in the home to remove the dangerous gas.

What the mitigation system will do is pull the radon from underneath the home and then send it out into the atmosphere.

"After the work, the follow up should include a re-test to gauge the performance of a mitigation installation to make sure the system works and the home is safe," Austad said.

But first, you have to know the gas is present.  That's why experts now suggest you don't wait until the house is on the market to get it checked.

"It's good to know, if nothing else, to confirm that everything is right.  It is a good idea to have it tested and then you have one less thing to worry about," Johnson said.

A professional mitigation system will cost you around $1,000.  January is national radon action month, an effort by the EPA to raise awareness about the odorless danger.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Millions Of Android Phones At Risk For Heartbleed

4/15/2014 4:10 PM

If you've got an Android phone, your device could be susceptible to the Heartbleed security problem.

Full Story
Shrimp Prices Soar

4/16/2014 11:00 AM

The next time you order shrimp scampi of the menu, you may be in for sticker shock. 

Full Story
Headliners For JazzFest Announced

4/17/2014 10:54 AM

Plans are in place for JazzFest 2014 in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
Key Unlocks Gas Pumps For ID Thieves

4/14/2014 10:10 PM

Drivers who've fueled up in Rapid City are being warned that their debit and credit card numbers may have been stolen after "numerous" s...

Full Story | Watch
Eric Church Concert Near-Sellout Within Minutes

4/18/2014 5:55 PM

The first ticket sale to an event at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center proved to be a boon at the box office Friday

Full Story | Watch


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED