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What Most People Don’t Know About Radon in Their Home

We often focus on maintaining the visible aspects of our homes, ensuring they are safe and well-maintained. However, there may be an invisible danger lurking. That danger is radon. Radon can enter your home through foundation cracks, gaps in walls and other openings. 

Radon is a radioactive gas released from the ground. Levels can vary greatly depending on the location and geology of the area. Even if your neighbor’s home has low levels, your home could have high levels. The only way to know for sure is to have your home tested. 

Testing your home is easy and affordable. In fact, Standard Water Control will be happy to provide a test kit, at your request, free of charge or obligation. We’ll help you interpret the test results and from there you can make an informed decision.

If your home does have high levels of radon, there are solutions available to bring them down. The most common solution is to install a radon mitigation system, which involves drilling a hole in the foundation of your home and installing a pipe and fan to vent the radon gas to the outside. Radon mitigation systems are effective and can typically lower radon levels by 90% or more. 

By testing for radon and addressing any high levels with a mitigation system, you can ensure your home is safe. Don’t wait until it’s too late to learn about radon – contact Standard Water Control for a free test kit and consultation.