Radon Awareness Needed Year Round in Virginia : Basement Files

 January, is Radon Awareness Month but, as it comes to an end, it is very important to remember that the dangers of radon gas exposure still linger, as many homeowners are yet to have their homes tested. 

Radon is a naturally occurring gas, produced by the chemical break down of radioactive materials present in the soil. While virtually harmless outdoors, radon can reach higher and hazardous concentrations inside homes, where it emanates from the soil and infiltrates a home through its foundation. 

High concentrations of Radon are linked to lung cancer and are the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the world, second only to tobacco smoking.  According to the World Health Organization, radon causes 15 percent of the world’s lung cancer cases and kills 20,000 people each year.

Radon emissions are common all across the US, since uranium is present is most types of soil. Every home owner should have the home tested, but this is even more important in regions like Western and Central VA, where, according to the EPA radon concentrations in homes can reach above 4 pCi/L – the level in which a Radon Mitigation System becomes necessary. 

Radon and Real Estate

Radon problems are so serious they should not be disregarded in Real Estate transactions. By law, sellers in Virginia must disclose radon problems in a home if they have knowledge of it, and the EPA urges buyers to obtain a radon testing report prior to closing a deal.

Also, according to the  Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act (“VRPDA”), Real Estate Agents in Virginia must inform buyers and sellers about disclosure obligation and rights, and they can be held liable for failure to do so,  after the property is sold. 

If you live in Roanoke and surrounding areas, in Central VA, Evergreen Basement Systems is a certified home radon mitigation specialist servicing the area with radon testing and mitigation system installation. 

To help homeowners take control of their home radon problems, Evergreen is offering radon testing kits for half price until 2/18/2011 and $100 dollars off coupon on complete radon mitigation systems. Contact them for more information. 

If you live anywhere else in the U.S. contact National Radon Defense to locate a certified Radon Mitigation Specialist near you. 



Connecticut Basement Systems Wins Second Consecutive Super Service Award

Seymour, CT – January 07, 2011

For the second year in a row, Connecticut Basement Systems has been awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award is bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

Connecticut Basement Systems is a basement waterproofing company based in Seymour, CT. Its team has been providing superior service to its customers in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY, for over 20 years through waterproofing, basement finishing, crawl space repair, and foundation repair services.

We are honored again to receive the Super Service Award from Angie’s List,” said David Gullotti, General Manager of Connecticut Basement Systems. “Everyone at Connecticut Basement Systems is committed to providing WOW service to our customers, and this recognition is a confirmation of such a commitment.”

The Super Service Award is reserved for companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie’s List throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie’s List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for the award. Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have maintained a total and overall grade of “A,” have received a minimum number of reports, are not in the Angie’s List “Penalty Box,” and do not have an unsatisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Connecticut Basement Systems is a part of the Basement Systems, Inc., international network of basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and basement finishing contractors. Basement Systems has been helping homeowners increase their usable living space for over 20 years across the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. They have 27 patented basement and crawl space products, designed to help homeowners get more out of their basements and increase their home’s value.

The Super Service Award added to a cluster of awards won by the company at the end of 2010. Larry Janesky, owner of Basement Systems, won two awards for his business book, “The Highest Calling.” Dr. Energy Saver, sister company to Basement Systems, was also recently honored by Business New Haven with a Green Business Award for “Green Educator.”

Baltimore Basement Waterproofing Expert Earns BBBs Highest Celebrated Rating

White Marsh, MD – Mr. Basement is the state’s trusted basement solutions authority and as such they have received an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau thus gaining the trust of not only their customers but the BBB.

Only businesses exuding superior business conduct and a commitment to the BBB’s standards is qualified to receive such a privilege as this.

The A+ rating confirms Mr. Basement’s loyalty and conscientious service to their customers. Through their commitment to their customers, Mr. Basement is fostering relationships that the BBB encourages and intends to help implement each year.

Mr. Basement is devoted to the BBB’s eight business standards that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, be transparent, honor promises, be responsive, safeguard privacy, and embody integrity– which is why they have the prowess necessary to receive such outstanding approval.

You can trust Ron Greenbaum, he’s spent more than 22 years in the waterproofing, basement finishing and foundation repair industries. Mr. Basement is Maryland’s trusted basement expert and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. When it’s raining, you’ll want to have the help of Mr. Basement. Contact Mr. Basement today to schedule your free estimate for basement waterproofing in Baltimore, MD.