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Friday, March 18th by Samantha Walton
Radon is present everywhere. Outside and inside, there are usually always some levels of radon present. The outdoor radon levels aren't a huge concern because they aren't concentrated. However, when radon is trapped inside a house, the levels can become quite dangerous.
Why it's Important to Mitigate
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer amongst nonsmokers, and is the second leading cause of cancer amongst smokers. It's responsible for 20,000 deaths each year and the truth is, there isn't much research or funds for fighting lung cancer. But, the effects of radon exposure can be avoided altogether by simply testing your home's levels.
People spend much of there time indoors spread from living at home, going to work, working out at the gym, and the other habitual locations. Have your home tested, and inquire about the radon levels in those places where you spend the most time.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends mitigation where levels are at or above 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The only way to know is to test, and the only way to fix is to mitigate.
The Bottom Line
Concerned about the cost? Well, don't be! Radon mitigation is affordable. Even though each reduction system is made unique to its location to provide only the utmost assurance of successful remediation, it's well-worth the protection. Prices do vary and that's a good thing.
The cost typically varies depending on the size and design of your home, and which radon reduction methods are needed. Systems that use fans are more effective in reducing radon levels; however, they may slightly increase your electric bill.
Your local National Radon Defense dealership can estimate the installation and average operating costs for different radon reduction systems. In addition, they'll help you choose the best system for your home. Contact us today for information about ways to reduce radon levels in your home and radon mitigation systems.