Archive for January, 2013
National Radon Action Month Approaching
Every January, radon action month occurs. This is the time of year in which people across the nation take action to improve the safety of their home in regard to radon. Every year radon is known to cause tens of thousands of deaths. Something has to be done. Radon gas is now responsible for more than one out of every seven cases of lung cancer. This means that even if you never touched a cigarette, radon gas may be your demise of health.
You are not hopeless against this gas. There are options that you can choose to take that will reduce your levels of radon gas, and encourage good health in your home. A mitigation system may purify your air, and reduce the levels of this gas by as much as 99% in your home. Taking the action to test your home will allow you to know whether or not this is necessary. Simply reading up on some materials that speak about radon and its danger is a good way to find out more about radon and how it affects your family.
Actions for Radon Action Month
The first thing you may want to do is test your home to find out the levels of radon gas. Radon gas is odorless and colorless, so testing will allow you to determine whether or not you are at risk. Once you have the levels, you will be able to determine the appropriate action for your home. If your home has high levels of radon gas, you will need to contact a mitigation specialist as soon as possible to reduce your levels. If your levels are low, you will not have to contact a mitigation expert, but you will have to schedule a test for your home in the future.
In addition to testing your home, you should educate yourself on how radon gas is formed. As uranium found in your soil naturally erodes, radon gas formations appear, and may enter your ground water, or even through small spaces in your foundation. One out of every fifteen homes are infected, and if the ground water is infected, there may be numerous homes in the area at risk. It is important to take the necessary precautions of testing to determine if your home is at risk.
If your home has high levels of radon gas, then this radon action month you will need to install a mitigation system. Radon action month is the perfect time to contact a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental for a free quote on an air purification system. With a free quote, you have nothing to lose this radon action month. Trust in S.W.A.T. Environmental’s decades of experience, extensive knowledge of radon gas, and certified professionals to provide you with the mitigation you need this radon action month. Take action this radon action month and protect your home from radon gas.