Monday, October 24th by Iris Doubleday
When Ron Anderson, a resident of New Ulm, Minnesota, found high radon levels in his home, he was confronted with a simple question: "What's your life worth?"
Anderson got a radon test kit from the public health office after seeing a Brown County Public Health newspaper advertisement in The Journal, leading him to discover an action level reading in his home. Faced with the health risks that excessive radon exposure can cause, he chose to buy an active radon mitigation system to keep his home healthy and safe.
Radon poisoning is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancers deaths in the United States each year, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country. The odorless, colorless gas can go unnoticed for years while causing serious damage to your health, so it's important to buy a radon test kit or call in a professional contractor to assess whether your home has high radon levels.
According to The Journal in New Ulm, MN, "your home can have high radon levels whether it is old or new, well-sealed or drafty, and with or without a basement. All houses have some radon, but even houses right next to each other can have very different radon levels."
When you think of the cost of a radon mitigation system in comparison to the value of your life, it's pretty easy to justify the cost. Not only is radon mitigation easily affordable, it is also an extremely simple, stress-free solution that could save your life. A radon abatement system can prevent radon gas from entering your home while reducing radon levels that have already entered the building, drawing the radon from below your basement or crawl space floor and pushing it out and away from your home. With a 99 percent success rate, easy maintenance, and the peace of mind a radon-free home can provide, our radon reduction systems are well worth the cost!
Follow Anderson's example and make the smart choice when it comes to your health. Contact your local dealer, American Waterworks, to get a free estimate for all of your radon needs in New Ulm, MN, and surrounding areas.