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What Every Homeowner Should Know About EPA’s Action Level for Radon

Radon can seep into your home through cracks in the foundation, walls, and floors and accumulate to high levels. This poses a serious health risk to you and your family according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To address this issue, the EPA has established an action level for radon that every homeowner should know.

The recommended action level for radon is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. This means if radon levels in your home exceed this level, you should take corrective action to reduce them. 

The EPA recommends all homeowners test their homes for radon every two years, especially if you have never tested your home before or if you have made structural changes to your home that may affect the levels of radon.

There are several methods for reducing radon levels, including installing a radon mitigation system that sucks the radon gas from underneath your home and vents it outside.

You should hire a professional radon mitigation specialist. They are trained and certified to install radon mitigation systems and ensure they are working effectively.

Once you have installed a radon mitigation system, it is important to maintain it properly to ensure that it is working effectively. You should have your system checked by a professional radon mitigation specialist every two years and replace any worn out parts as needed.

Contact Standard Water today for a free consultation and test kit.