Archive for January, 2012
Know if Your Home is Infected With Radon for Radon Action Month
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that January is National Radon Action Month, and that is good news for residents of the West Hartford area. The public service announcements and special discounts associated with this special month are expected to spur many of those West Hartford area residents to action, getting them to have their homes tested and get their radon problems fixed.
There is no doubt that radon is a serious problem, or that the EPA is serious about the issue. In naming January National Radon Action Month, the EPA is making a statement and showing how dangerous this problem really is.
The worldwide statistics are certainly grim. According to the World Health Organization, radon contamination is responsible for some 20,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the United States alone. The death toll around the world is even higher, at 100,000 per year. That means that radon contamination is responsible for approximately 15 percent of lung cancer cases, making it the most common cause of the disease among non-smokers, and the second leading cause among smokers.
Now is the Best Time to Test Your West Hartford, Connecticut Home For Radon
If you have not yet had your West Hartford area home tested for radon, National Radon Awareness Month is the perfect time to do so. The beginning of the year is a great time to make a new start, and part of that should be having your West Hartford area home tested for radon.
Radon is so dangerous precisely because it is so difficult to detect. If radon gas had a smell or a taste, it would be much easier for West Hartford area homeowners to tell that they have a problem. Unfortunately, radon gas is both tasteless and odorless, and that means West Hartford area residents need special equipment just to detect it. The best course of action is to contact a radon testing contractor who is licensed and certified to do business in the West Hartford area.
If the results of that testing shows that the radon levels inside your West Hartford area home are not high, you can rest easy knowing that your family is protected. If you do find high levels of radon in your West Hartford area home, you can start working on a mitigation plan that will get rid of the contamination and ensure the safety of your property and your family.
Take Radon Action With SWAT’s Radon Experience and January Discounts!
SWAT, the largest radon mitigator in the country, will be offering a number of special deals and discounts to residents of West Hartford in honor of National Radon Action Month. If you have been putting off having your West Hartford area home tested, now is the perfect time to take care of things. As the largest radon mitigator in the country, SWAT has access to a vast network of certified technicians, so you can be certain that the work will be done right, and that your West Hartford area home will be protected.
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