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Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Elizabeth Freeman
Did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country (EPA)? Radon gas in your home or business is a problem that can’t be taken lightly.
January is the time to take action and test your home for radon.
January is National Radon Action Month and we want our customers to know the dangers of radon. During the month of January, we want to help educate you about radon and why it’s important to get your home or business tested as well as help you find a solution.
What is radon?
Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that occurs naturally throughout the earth’s crust. It is a breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water. Radon moves through the ground and into the air. It will enter your home or business through cracks or any other openings in your foundation. When radon enters your home, it gets trapped in the air inside your house, especially during winter months when windows and doors are kept shut.
If you think your home or business is not affected by radon, think again. Every state in the country has radon gas present.
Why Should I Worry About Radon?
As mentioned above, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is extremely dangerous because you can’t see or smell radon gas. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas and the only way to know if your home has high levels of radon is to get your home tested.
Test Your Home Now
It is important that you get your home tested ASAP! You have no way of knowing how high your radon levels are because the symptoms are not immediate. According to Air Chek, Inc., it can take years before you start to see any problems surface. The only way to keep you and your family safe is to have your home or business tested.
Can You Fix The Problem?
At Radon Systems of West Virginia, we have the knowledge and tools to keep your family safe from the dangers of radon gas. We have been helping homes in West Virginia with radon needs for more than ten years. Our experts can determine the best solution to remove radon in your home or business.
Call us NOW for more information about how to fix radon levels in your home or business.