The Mold Medics team has become a trusted name in the industry of radon mitigation by offering comprehensive services that prioritize the safety and health of their clients.

Mold Medics, the leading franchise in the mold remediation industry, has cornered the market by offering a unique and in-demand service that sets them apart from its competitors. In addition to providing top-quality mold remediation services, Mold Medics has put a heavy focus on health and wellness and is the only franchise brand in the industry to offer radon-related services, an area of growing concern for homeowners.


What’s Radon?


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can gain access to homes and buildings without raising any alarms. It’s caused by a breakdown of uranium inside the Earth and is odorless, tasteless and invisible, similar to carbon monoxide. This makes it completely undetectable without proper testing. While it is safely dispersed outside, the substance can find its way into the lower levels of homes and buildings through cracks in basements and foundations, sump pumps or any small points of entry where utility lines are located.


Because radon is radioactive, it’s constantly decaying, and when inhaled, it attaches to your lungs, where it undergoes radioactive decay, potentially causing lung cancer. In fact, according to both the National Cancer Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., second only to smoking. Scientists estimate radon is responsible for between 15,000 and 22,000 deaths every year. Of the lung cancer deaths caused by radon, about 2,900 of these cases occur in people who have never smoked.


In 2005, the U.S. Surgeon General at the time, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, issued a national health advisory on radon in an attempt to warn the American public about the risks of breathing in the substance. It’s advised that you test your home for radon every two years, and retest anytime you move, make structural changes to your home or occupy a previously unused level of a house. As homeowners are becoming more aware of the dangers of radon, the demand for radon testing and mitigation services has increased over the last few years.


“It’s significant and something that people should be aware of and checking for,” said Mold Medics Chief Executive Officer Tim Swackhammer.


How Mold Medics Tackles the Issue of Radon


Mold Medics recognized the growing need to provide radon testing and mitigation and quickly began offering these types of services. This decision has not only allowed Mold Medics to corner the market but also ensured the brand’s position as a leader in the industry when it comes to providing reliable, comprehensive and trustworthy indoor air quality solutions.

“There’s nobody else in the industry that’s also offering radon mitigation and testing services, which is really something quite unique,” said Swackhammer. “We’re really passionate about drawing attention to and providing solutions for it,” he added.


The Mold Medics team is fully trained and certified to provide a full range of radon-related services. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to accurately test for the presence of radon and determine the appropriate course of action. The mitigation process can involve installing a specialized ventilation system that removes radon gas from the home and ensures the indoor air is safe and healthy.


Swackhammer says recent environmental tragedies, like the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment, have drawn a lot more attention to things like radon, and are helping emphasize the importance of keeping your family healthy and your home safe from potential hazards.

According to Mold Medics’ official website, Pennsylvania is believed to have one of the most serious radon problems in the country, which means there’s a need for radon system maintenance in places like Pittsburgh and beyond. Mold Medics’ mission is to deliver and provide the highest quality solutions to such issues.


“Most people don’t really know what radon is and aren’t aware of it. They’re not testing for it, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there about it,” he said. “Radon is really important and it plays very well with the other services that we offer because a lot of times when we’re working with clients, we’re working with clients who are naturally concerned about their indoor environment. They’re concerned about how their home Is impacting their health.”


Mold Medics has also invested in educating homeowners about the dangers of radon and mold, as well as the steps that can be taken to prevent and mitigate such hazards. In fact, in 2022, Mold Medics appeared on 13 different podcasts and released over 100 videos and short-form content dedicated to educating the general public on mold, mold remediation, indoor air quality, radon and more. As a result of creating a large backlog of educational content, Swackhammer says the brand has already built up a loyal customer base. He adds that more consumers are finding the brand organically and in turn, are more likely to trust the brand based on the information they’ve already made available.


In addition to its radon-based services, Mold Medics also tackles your everyday basic indoor air issues, including things like mold testing and removal, air duct cleaning, home and office disinfectant and other intrusive allergens.


Mold Medics’ radon remediation contractors serve communities in Pennsylvania like Pittsburgh, Beaver County, Mercer County and Lawrence County. As a franchise model, Mold Medics is able to expand its reach and serve more customers across the country. Its franchisees are able to benefit from Mold Medics’ proven business model, expertise, training and support. In addition to the territories the brand is already established in, Mold Medics is also currently offering franchise opportunities in places like Ohio and Michigan.

The start-up costs for opening your own Mold Medics location range from $83,049 to $158,999, including an initial franchise fee of $29,999. For more information on franchising with Mold Medics, visit