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Michigan's state motto is: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you." Although Michigan is quite pleasant, the state of the indoor air quality can be less than pleasing. Thankfully, there is a way to improve every Michigan home's air quality and comfort.
Take, for example, some of Michigan's most well-known counties. Wayne and Marquette Counties are Michigan's two largest counties that coincidentally have a serious risk of radon gas, with quite different radon levels.
Marquette County, with an area of 3,425 square feet, is a hefty amount of land with a hefty amount of radon gas. What homeowners in Marquette County don't know is that the average indoor radon level for their area is well above the danger zone of 4.0 pCi/L. Marquette averages a radon level of about 5.6 pCi/L, and about 25 percent of the county has a level above 4.0 pCi/L.
On the other hand, Wayne County, which in 2016 had about 1,749,366 residents, has an average level of radon gas that is much lower than Marquette County. But residents in Wayne County still need the help of radon mitigation. The county's average level is at 2.5 pCi/L with 16 percent of homes above 4.0 pCi/L.
Whether your home has a radon gas level above 4.0 or below 2.0 pCi/L, your home is not as safe as it should be until your home has no radon gas. Remember, radon is actually second to smoking as the prime cause of lung cancer!
With these kinds of numbers, MI homeowners should be having the radon removed. So, why aren't they?
Radon gas can easily go unnoticed to even the most observant homeowner. The gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The only way to know your home's level is to have it tested.
Any one of our radon experts near you is fully qualified to help lower the levels of radon in your home. They will test your home's radon level and then provide ways to help your home maintain a healthy radon level. Remember, asking a professional for help is the best way to remove close to all the radon in your home.