Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into homes and damage the health of those who inhale and can be difficult to detect until it’s too late. As a homeowner, you want to ensure that you are taking all the necessary steps to safeguard your family’s well-being.
To test for radon, you can purchase a radon test kit from your local hardware store or online. There are two types of kits, short-term and long-term. Short-term kits are designed to test for radon levels for a period of 2-7 days, while long-term kits can test for radon levels for up to 90 days or more. Or, Standard Water will be happy to supply a test kit free and help you interpret the results.
If your home has high levels of radon, don’t panic. Radon levels can be reduced through radon mitigation systems. These systems typically involve installing a venting system that moves radon from the lowest point in your home to the outside. The EPA recommends that you hire a qualified professional to install the system, as they will have the expertise to install the system correctly.
Radon is a serious health hazard that homeowners shouldn’t ignore. Testing is easy and can be done by purchasing a testing kit or hiring a professional. If high levels of radon are detected in your home, a professional can install a mitigation system that can reduce your exposure and protect your family’s health. Don’t wait, take action now, contact Standard Water today.