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Don’t Forget to Test for Radon: Here’s Why

Most homeowners are aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide, yet few consider the risks of radon. Unfortunately, radon can find its way into your home and cause serious health issues. There are a few simple steps you can take to check for radon and ensure your family’s safety. 

Radon can seep into the air we breathe. Exposure to high levels of this gas over extended periods increases the risk of lung cancer and other health issues. It’s important to note that even low levels of exposure can be dangerous; however, testing for radon will allow you to determine whether or not there is a problem before it becomes an issue. 

Testing is easy and relatively inexpensive (test kits can cost anywhere from $20-$50). You can purchase a test kit from your local hardware store or online and follow the instructions provided. Most kits require you to leave them in place for about 48 hours before collecting them and sending them off for testing; however, some digital kits allow you to receive results almost immediately via email or text message. It’s important you take action as soon as possible as even low-level exposure can cause long-term damage.

Or, you can contact Standard Water Control for a FREE radon test kit. We’ll send it to you and help you interpret the results. If you do have elevated radon levels we can provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to mitigate your radon exposure. Contact us today!

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