Radon and Lung Cancer Awareness

The Threat of Radon and Lung Cancer is Real At Cook’s, we actively work to rid your home of radon, while other groups are actively working to raise the awareness of radon and lung cancer. One such group is CanSAR, founded by Elizbeth Hoffman in 2005. Liz had...

Why Should I Be Concerned About Radon?

More Deaths Than Drunk Driving Radon causes more deaths each year in the U.S. than drunk drivers. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in non­smokers. Radon kills 22,000 people every year in the U.S.; 600 of those will be...

Facts About Radon

Stay informed with the facts about radon. Keep your home and family safe by understanding the basics of this silent killer.   Fact: Breathing Radon in Your Home Can Cause Lung Cancer Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that...

Radon Resistant Construction Techniques

5 Basic Features for New Construction New construction homes can be built “radon resistant” with a permanently installed passive radon system. When properly installed, passive radon mitigation systems can keep radon levels down without the assistance of a...

The Cost of Radon Testing

What is the Cost of Radon Testing? So you’ve learned about the hazards of radon gas. Now it’s time to get your home tested. The EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that every home in the United States be tested for radon, regardless of location and...

Radon Gas in the Basement

No Basement – No Need to Worry?   One of the common misconceptions about radon gas in the home that we hear from homeowners is this one: I don’t have a basement, so I don’t need to worry about radon gas. Somehow this myth developed – the idea...