Friday, June 08, 2018
Jeremy Jensen of our Plumbing and Heating Division recently completed Radon Mitigation certification classes and tests. Hosted by Midwest University Radon Consortium the spring classes were held in Ankeny, Iowa and lasted multiple days. Through the training and testing Marcus Lumber is now certified to test, inspect, and install radon mitigation systems. Jeremy’s training included comprehensive product and installation overviews, hands-on in-the-field exercises, as well as certification testing throughout the courses. Don Stodden, Plumbing and Heating manager said “Jeremy did a great job of diving in and learning about the details of proper radon mitigation. We look forward to offering this much needed service to our customers.”
In addition to the state honored certification, Marcus Lumber joined the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians (AARST) organization. AARST is the nation’s professional organization for individuals performing indoor radon measurements, and radon mitigation services.
Radon is a radioactive, odorless gas that has been found in new and old homes all over the United States, including Northwest Iowa. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates nearly one in 15 homes has elevated radon levels. Radon gas comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.