Radon Gas: The silent killer

Radon Gas: The silent killer

According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarettes. Dubuque and other locations in the tri-state area are known to have high levels of radon gas. The gas routinely rises from the ground in very low concentrations outdoors. It becomes a problem in your home if it accumulates under the foundation and leaks into your basement. The result is unsafe concentrations that can be a threat to your family’s health.

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Radon Gas: The silent killer

Trained Patterson technicians can tell if radon is a problem in your home. You can also get a do-it-yourself kit from us, local home improvement stores or from sources listed with the state agencies listed below:

IA Department of Public Health


If a radon problem is detected, we can install a mitigation system in your home to reduce the radon to a safe level. We are an Iowa Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist and Bret Patterson is certified by the Iowa Department of Health and licensed in Iowa and Wisconsin to do both radon testing and reduction.

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For additional Radon information, see Radon Mitigation Iowa.

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