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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon Action Month in Hartford, CT

Radon Awareness Month West Hartford ConnecticutRadon action month is this January, and Hartford residents are doing their part to educate, advocate, and take action against radon gas. You may have got a late start last year at planning what you were going to do for radon action month. This year you should start your planning in December to take the time to fully educate yourself to the dangers of radon gas. With a full education of radon, you will be able to advocate to your friends, family, and neighbors the dangers of radon and what can be done. Once becoming more familiar with radon, you cannot forget to call a professional to protect your home from this horrible gas.

Radon Action Month Plans in Hartford

The first mentioned step is to educate youself on radon gas. Did you know that over 20,000 people die each year from radon gas? There are numerous deaths each year in the form of lung cancer. In addition to the numerous deaths, there are many homes at risk. Roughly one out of every 15 homes has elevated levels of radon, meaning that there is a good chance that your home is at risk. Hartford residents may be at an elevated risk, as specific areas often have increased levels of radon gas.

Radon may enter your home through a variety of ways, but the most common method is through the soil. Radon naturally forms in your soil, and may enter through the groundwater, or your foundation. In its gas form, it can easily enter the smallest of spaces and wreck havoc throughout your Hartford home. For more information, please refer to additional articles on our website, or the EPA. You may also call one of our representatives who will be glad to educate you on radon gas.

Radon action month may also be celebrated by advocating the dangers of radon to your neighbor. If your Hartford home has high levels of radon, there is a good chance that your neighbor may have the same problem. Starting the conversation with your neighbor is the first step in possibly saving their life. If you think your family’s health is important, you should think of your neighbor’s family as well. Encourage your neighbor to get a radon test to find out their levels, and take the appropriate action.

Radon action month is also a great time to have a radon test done if you haven’t already. Radon testing is the only way to ensure that your Hartford home is free of the gas, or determine if it is infected. Radon action month is also the time in which you can have a professional install a radon gas mitigation system to lower your levels. S.W.A.T. Environmental always offers a free quote, and can provide you with the quality service you need. Take action during radon action month, and help us get rid of radon.