Foothills Crawlspace manager completes expert training

Published 12:37 pm Sunday, May 26, 2013

Homeowners in western North and South Carolina are exposed to some of the most dangerous levels of radon in the country and an expanding business is ready to keep people safe from this toxic gas. Robert Brock, general manager of Foothills Crawlspace, has completed expert-level training and is ready to take care of all of the area’s radon problems – a problem which kills more than 21,000 people every year.
A study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that western Carolinians are at a higher rish than those in the rest of the state when it comes to radon exposure. Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The danger occurs when high levels of radon become concentrated in a home. When radon is inhaled, radioactive particles become trapped in lungs and decay, damaging lung cells. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
That’s why John Salmon, the owner of Foothills Crawlspace, decided to add radon mitigation to his air and moisture control business.
“Keeping families safe in their own homes isn’t just a business for me, it’s my passion,” the Foothills Crawlspace owner said. “We are excited to be able to give homeowners some peace of mind and clean air to breathe.”
Foothills Crawlspace offers a full range of radon services, from testing to see if a home has high concentration of radon to mitigating the radon with an aesthetically pleasing mitigation package.
Robert Brock is now a licensed radon measurement and mitigation specialist with the National Environmental Health Association and the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.
For more information on radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems, contact Robert Brock at 864-457-6774 or by email at
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