Radon is dangerous. Not only is it radioactive but it is also a gas that is very carcinogenic. Also, it is undetectable without the use of proper testing so that makes it even more dangerous as you cannot detect it through taste, smell, or sight. Since it is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, it can be found in high levels in your home or office building and you may not even know it! However, it can and will cause many different types of health problems over time and since it is radioactive, then it is also known for causing cancer.
Radon causes lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is very dangerous and it can kill you. Therefore, it is vital that you follow the steps to ensure that you do not have high levels of radon in your home. If you do have high levels of radon in your home, then you don’t have to move out or sell your home! You simply need to immediately hire someone to come in and handle your radon mitigation needs for you. Listed here are the steps to take in order to ensure that you don’t die from lung cancer due to radon exposure:
- Test your home. You can always start by checking the map that indicates which states are at higher risk then others. However, it is just safer and easier to test your home. You can hire a technician to come in and test your home or you can purchase a cheap test from your local store in order to test it yourself. You will want to test a few times as radon testing can be tricky and it can occur differently in different rooms at various times throughout your day. However, this will show you whether or not you need to hire a professional to come and test again or to perform radon abatement services on your home.
- Call in the professionals. Radon is not something to mess around with. As the exposure can be handled very quickly through radon reduction systems, you will want to have it taken care of as soon as possible in order to ensure that you are not putting yourself or your family at anymore risk of radon exposure. A professional technician can come and install a reduction system within one day and then you can rest easily knowing that any radon that enters your home is mitigated back outside.
- Sit back and relax. A good technician should be able to come in and install your mitigation system in one day so all you have to do is sit back and relax (outside) while they handle your radon problem for you.
If you are looking for the right radon technician to come and handle your radon problems for you, then you will want to call in the experts over at SWAT Environmental. They are the leading experts in radon mitigation and can take care of the problem for you right away.