Archive for August, 2012
The Need for Radon Testing
Roughly one out of every fifteen homes are affected by high levels of radon gas. This means that chances are at least several homes on the same street as you have dangerous levels of radon, but why is radon gas so dangerous? Radon has been proven to cause lung cancer by the EPA. If this is not compelling enough, what if I told you that the death toll from radon exceeds that of drunk driving, fires, and many other causes of death. You cannot see, smell, hear, or taste radon gas, meaning that radon testing is the only way that you will be able to find out if further action is required.
Radon is the only gas that under normal conditions has radioactive isotopes. Levels in homes have reached that in which it would be equivalent to smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day. Naturally occurring, radon may be in the materials used to build your home, seep into your home through the foundation, or even be in your water supply. No matter how radon gas reaches your home, radon testing must be completed to determine whether or not you are at risk.
Commercial Radon Testing
Radon testing for commercial buildings allows business owners to breathe easy. Do not be the reason your employees are diagnosed with lung cancer. Protect yourself, and those around you, by having a professional conduct commercial radon testing. Many of us spend a great deal of time at our work, meaning that exposure at the office may be just as dangerous as exposure at the home.
Residential Radon Testing
When you purchase a home, you will have no idea as to whether or not radon has invaded it. Whenever moving, have a specialist conduct radon testing as soon as you move in to avoid any risk of being exposed to this dangerous gas. Often we work with realtors who have had greater success selling homes that have radon testing completed. If you are having trouble selling your home, or just want to speed up the process, have a professional test the home for radon.
Radon Testing Results
Your testing results will paint the full picture as far as the safety of your home. Anything above 4.0 pCi/L is deemed above the allowable limit for radon, and a mitigation system should be installed. If your levels are right at, or just below the allowable limit, you may want to have an air purification system installed to be safe.
S.W.A.T. Environmental is the largest radon reduction company, and has been providing properly installed mitigation systems since 1988. With over forty locations, we probably have an office near the city you live. It is important to hire a professional for your radon testing and mitigation as your life is at risk. There is never an obligation, and a free quote is only a phone call away. Contact S.W.A.T. Environmental for professional radon mitigation.