Archive for August, 2012
The Need of Radon Testing for Beckley, West Virginia Residents
Radon testing may not be a common phrase for most Beckley residents, as there is a common misconception that only northern states are affected by radon gas. This myth has since been busted, and the EPA has reported dangerous levels of radon throughout West Virginia. Each year over 20,000 people die from radon gas causing lung cancer. Many of these people have never touched a cigarette in their life. Do not become a statistic, and have a professional conduct radon testing for your Beckley home.
Radon gas is natural from the environment and is created by the uranium in your soil. While your home’s location is often a major factor in whether or not radon is a danger, radon may also enter through your water supply or even be in the materials used to construct your Beckley home. Having a professional conduct radon testing is the only way to know for sure if you are breathing in this radioactive gas right now.
Radon Testing in Beckley Process
Before you hire someone to perform radon testing on your Beckley home, you should educate yourself on all the types of radon testing. It is important to know that radon testing should be completed every two to five years, even if you previously had low levels. Any levels at or above 4 picocuries per liter is considered dangerously high, and a professional should be called immediately. If your levels are only slightly below 4 pCi/L in your Beckley home, I personally would go ahead and have a professional install an air purification system.
A short term radon testing method will take about five days to be completed in your Beckley home. We highly recommend keeping your doors and windows closed as much as possible during your radon testing to provide the most accurate results. A long term test will take about three months to complete. We recommend long term testing for people who have already tested for radon before, and short term radon testing if you have never tested before.
Beckley Radon Mitigation
Radon mitigation is necessary for your Beckley home if your levels are above 4 pCi/L. It may be nerve racking to know that your home has been a hotbed for lung cancer, but all that can change with a simple phone call. S.W.A.T. Environmental is widely known as the nation’s leading radon reduction company, and has been specializing in installation of mitigation systems since 1988.
S.W.A.T. Environmental always provides a free quote with a no obligation phone call to 1-800-NO-RADON. Serving the Beckley and surrounding area, S.W.A.T. Environmental can create a custom solution to meet the needs of your Beckley home. Do not put yourself, family, and loved ones at the risk of lung cancer now that you know just how preventable it is. Schedule radon testing for your Beckley home as soon as possible.
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