There’s always that one thing that we’re told to worry about but never really think will be a problem…until it is. For many of us, that thing is radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in nearly all soils. It’s odorless and invisible. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the United States, and yet, homes are still not being tested for it. The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes in the US have high radon levels, yet less than 10% of those homes have been tested.
You should test your home regularly because alterations to your home or shifting soil may cause changes to the airflow through the house and may increase radon levels. Standard Water will give you a free radon test kit and help you interpret the findings.
If you do have elevated radon levels in your home, installing a radon fan system is a great way to mitigate the problem. Radon fans work by drawing air from your home and venting it outside. In most cases, radon fans can be easily installed by a qualified contractor. Once installed, they require very little maintenance and will provide peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe from radon exposure.
More information on Radon Mitigation by Standard Water Control: https://standardwater.com/services/radon-mitigation/