M. Webster Construction, Inc. serves Lebanon, PA

Indoor Air Quality Services in Central PA

We find & remove indoor pollutants that may be making your family ill

5 Danger Levels of Indoor Air Quality

These are the 5 danger levels of indoor air quality. For each danger level, there is a solution to reduce health risks.

Harrisburg's certified radon mitigation contractor

It’s helpful to view the big picture of indoor air pollution. That way you can focus on those that are the most hazardous pollutants while developing a plan to rid your home of less deadly (but still serious) air quality problems.

As your local National Radon Defense dealer, M. Webster Construction, Inc. is trained and certified to prevent radon gas from entering your home and alleviate a host of other pollutants.

In addition to measuring radon levels, we have the equipment to monitor your home for particle allergens, chemical pollutants, carbon monoxide, humidity, temperature, and carbon dioxide.

When you contact us for help, our indoor air quality professionals will test the air in your home and provide the best solution, whether it's installing an indoor air cleaner, vapor intrusion mitigation, or a combination of solutions.

Call us today for an appointment to have your indoor air quality evaluated. Our services are available in Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and throughout Pennsylvania.


From dust to radon, see how these pollutants affect your home

There are five levels of indoor air pollution danger with "dangerous gases” being the most serious. Please review each level to see how each one applies to your home. We’ve prepared short videos to help inform you about each level.

Danger Level 5: Dangerous Gases

Radon and carbon monoxide are potentially deadly gases that exist in many homes across the U.S. Approximately one in fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas. What makes these gases of particular concern is that they are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Radon gas occurs naturally as uranium in soil and rocks decays. It may enter the home through cracks and penetrations in slabs and foundations.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced by malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances, such as furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and wood stoves. Idling automobiles and outdoor power equipment also produce CO.

Together, radon and carbon monoxide are responsible for the thousands of deaths every year in the United States and Canada. In fact, radon-caused lung cancer kills 15,000 to 21,000 people a year in the U.S. alone.


Danger Level 4: Microbial Growth

Fungus, including mold and mildew, can cause a wide variety of ailments. As these micro-organisms grow, they produce microscopic spores that can travel on air currents from their sources to all areas within the home. They are so tiny they can easily enter your lungs as you inhale.

The reaction of sensitive individuals ranges from mild to severe.  Symptoms include nose and throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, wheezing, eye irritation, skin irritation, shortness of breath, and asthma flares. Excessive mold has been linked to the development of asthma in children. For immunocompromised people, or for those with chronic lung diseases, there is greater risk of opportunistic fungal infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Danger Level 3: Allergens & Particulates

Common allergens and particulates include dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke (both wood and tobacco), vehicle exhaust, and insect debris.  Health effects associated with these indoor air pollutants are nose and throat irritation, runny noses, congestion, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, and asthma flares. Even worse, having particulates in the air can significantly increase the danger of radon gas. Gas particles attach to the dust and smoke particles, are inhaled, and lodge themselves in lung tissue.

M. Webster Construction, Inc.’s strategies for reducing allergens and particulates include dehumidification and the installation of an electronic air filter or energy recovery ventilator in existing HVAC systems.


Danger Level 2: Infectious Illnesses

Indoor air pollution includes airborne bacteria and viruses. Such contaminants are carried into the home by family members and pets. Infectious disease can include either bacterial diseases such as streptococcus, pneumococcus, and tuberculosis or viral diseases such as influenza, RSV, pneumonia, common cold viruses, and SARS. The health effects associated with this danger level are sinusitis, upper respiratory issues, throat and ear infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia. M. Webster Construction, Inc. highly-effective air filtration solutions can reduce the presence of viruses and bacteria in your home.


Danger Level 1: Toxic Compounds

As homes become tighter and more energy efficient, concentrations of toxic compounds can build up and cause negative health effects. Toxic compounds may be generated inside the home by building materials, furniture, carpets, paints, solvents, cleaning chemicals, and personal care products. They may also be transported into the home from outside. Pesticides, for example, may be tracked into the home on shoes or on the paws of pets. Dry-cleaned clothing is carried in on hangers. Toxic compounds include formaldehyde, methylene chloride, acetone, benzene, toluene, and many other carcinogens. Short-term health effects associated with this danger level include memory lapse, mild depression, lung dysfunction, blurred vision, headaches, and lethargy. Long-term exposure to high levels of these compounds may cause cancer and affect the liver, kidneys, and nervous system.


Schedule an IAQ test or radon test today

Do you think you might have a radon problem or other indoor air quality problem in your home? We specialize in solutions to rid your home of dangerous pollutants.

Learn more about radon testing and when it's smart to have a radon mitigation system installed.

Give us a call at 1-877-920-0812 or get an online quote. We are the trusted radon mitigation company in Lebanon, Lititz, Ephrata, Elizabethtown, Middletown, Manheim, Hummelstown and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

Serving PA including the Greater Reading area
Our Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Berks County, PA
Bernville
Bethel
Hamburg
Kenhorst
Laureldale
Leesport
Mohnton
Mohrsville
Muhlenberg
North Heidelberg
Reading
Robesonia
Shillington
Shoemakersville
Sinking Spring
Springmont
Temple
Wernersville
West Reading
Womelsdorf
Wyomissing

Cities in Dauphin County, PA
Berrysburg
Dauphin
Elizabethville
Grantville
Gratz
Halifax
Harrisburg
Hershey
Highspire
Hummelstown
Lykens
Middletown
Millersburg
Paxtang
Penbrook
Pillow
Royalton
Steelton
Wiconisco
Williamstown

Cities in Lancaster County, PA
Adamstown
Akron
Bird In Hand
Clay
Cocalico
Columbia
Denver
East Earl
East Petersburg
Eden
Elizabethtown
Ephrata
Hempfield
Lancaster
Landisville
Leacock
Leola
Lititz
Manheim
Marietta
Maytown
Mount Joy
Mountville
Narvon
New Holland
Reamstown
Reinholds
Rheems
Rothsville
Stevens
Terre Hill
Wheatland

Cities in Lebanon County, PA
Annville
Cleona
Cornwall
Fredericksburg
Jonestown
Lebanon
Mount Gretna
Myerstown
Newmanstown
Palmyra
Richland

Our Locations:

M. Webster Construction, Inc.
805 Pershing Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
1-717-473-6020
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