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2012 

  There is much misinformation out in the marketplace regarding radon.  A common misconception is that radon in new construction doesn't exist.  Age of a structure can sometimes play a role in determining whether or not there will be a radon problem...but most often; it doesn't matter mu...
03/29/2012
  Variable Frequency Drive or VFD Well Pump Systems are fast becoming the "GO TO" technology in well pump system upgrades.  Unlike conventional well pump systems that typically operate on a 20 psi differential pressure range, VFD systems speed up or slow down according to the amount of...
03/26/2012
  GAC & Aeration are the two prevalent technologies for radon in water removal.  Aeration is recognized as the Best Available Technology (BAT) for this process for a couple of reasons;  There is no collection of radon taking place...therefore, no chance of radioactive buildup or spent media d...
03/21/2012
I've heard it many times throughout the course of my 23+ year career; "I don't want to buy a house that has a water well".  To those who've never had one, water wells are mysterious components of a home.  Oftentimes, the only visible sign of a well's existence from the ...
03/16/2012
  So the house you're listing or have interested buyers for, has elevated radon in air & water concentrations...now what?  The following informative tidbits are applicable to Realtors dealing with radon: First off...DON'T PANIC!  Any radon problem is fixable! Testing: Whether you'...
03/13/2012
Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) & Aeration are the two most common mitigation strategies employed for radon in water removal.  While aeration is considered the best available technology (BAT) for waterborne radon mitigation; when applied judiciously, GAC is a viable treatment option.  There ...
03/09/2012
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  Iron & manganese are the two most commonly found metals in well water that are responsible for stains, discoloration, odor & bad taste.  Iron is probably 10x more prevalent than manganese for no other reason than the fact that it's one of the most prevalent elements found in the ea...
03/05/2012
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Radon in schools was a featured segment on NBC Today yesterday morning.  It highlighted the fact that many school systems across the country are knowingly turning a blind eye to needless exposures by our young school children.  The State of CT is one of only 5 states that require schools to be t...
03/01/2012
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