Archive for August, 2012
Radon Testing in NY
Radon testing may be a matter of life and death for many NY residents. As you may already know, radon gas has been proven to cause lung cancer, and kills more people each year than drunk driving. The most alarming fact is that the only way to detect if your home is at risk, is with radon testing. We protect our homes and health with many precautions, so it is a poor choice to go without radon testing for your home.
Radon may even come from the materials used to construct your home. The most common source of radon gas is through the soil beneath your home. This dangerous vapor creeps its way through your basement or foundation and into your home. Because this gas is odorless and colorless, radon testing is the only for sure way to detect whether or not it is present in your home.
Hire a Professional for Radon Testing and Mitigation
There are many general laborers and contractors out there that will offer radon testing and even mitigation, but you must be certain they are certified and know what they are doing. You are gambling with your health if you do not schedule radon testing, and you are still gambling if you do not hire a professional. What type of radon testing kit is best for your home? How long will it take for radon testing to be completed? What months are most appropriate for radon testing? These are just a few of the questions that a specialist should have no problem answering for you. Be sure to ask whoever you hire all of these questions, as they are all variables that need to be dealt with for the most accurate results when testing your New York home.
High Radon Levels in
Your radon testing results came back for your home and they show high levels of radon gas. This gas may be entering through your foundation, basement, or even your water supply, but no matter how the gas appeared, it needs to be removed. Radon removal is just as vital as radon testing. Know the gas is present is only half the battle. If your home has high levels, then a mitigation system is necessary. 4 pCi/L or greater is considered dangerous levels for your home and action is required. This has been made standard by the EPA, although if your levels are only slightly below, you may want to go ahead and get a mitigation system installed as well.
S.W.A.T. Environmental offers a free quote on installation of a mitigation system. As the nation’s leading mitigation company, you know we are trusted, and have all of the certifications relating to radon to properly install an air purification system for you. You have nothing to lose, and only your health to gain, so schedule radon testing today.