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Wednesday, February 10th by Kendra Dunnigan
Testing for radon is imperative to keep your family happy and healthy.
February 14th is a great day to show your loved ones your appreciation by giving them flowers and chocolates. As a sign of love, why not go beyond the gift of flowers and chocolates this year and give the gift of a safe and healthy home. One way could be by testing your home for radon.
Radon is an invisible, tasteless, odorless gas that comes from the uranium in soil, rock, and water. This gas then finds its way into the air we breathe. You may have a higher chance of breathing it inside your home than anywhere else- especially if you spend most of your time there. Radon testing is the only way of knowing whether there are dangerous levels of radon in your home that could be affecting the health of you and your loved ones. In fact, one out of every 15 homes in the US tests positive for dangerous levels of radon.
Though there are no physical signs of radon exposure, there are certain factors that could increase your exposure- such as where you live and unsealed cracks in or around the foundation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this Map of Radon Zones to identify areas in the U.S. for high indoor radon levels. It’s used to predict the radon potential for a specific area. Check out your state here.
Although the map is a good guideline to show where high levels of radon exposure may be, it truly doesn’t matter where your home is located, if it’s new or old, or unsealed or sealed- you could still have high radon levels in your home, which is why radon testing is imperative.
Increased time spent at home is the main reason to check for radon in your home!
Chocolates and flowers are great, but the gift of a healthy home is a gift that keeps on giving. National Radon Defense will give a free estimate on their radon mitigation services- no obligation. Choose us as your trusted radon contractors today!