5 Things to Know About Radon Gas

If you suspect the presence of radon in your home, here are a few suggestions to help you:

Get a kit

A short-term radon test kit can help you get a reading on how much radon gas is in your home. Follow the instructions down to the last letter to make sure you get the most accurate results possible.

Go for quality kits

There are cheap kits available in the market. Skip those; go for quality kits instead. These will provide you with better readings of the radon levels in your home.

Hire a pro

A radon mitigation system specialist can assess your home and test for radon levels. The results will certainly be far more accurate than the ones you’ll get with kits. To fix your home, the specialist might recommend installing a mitigation system to decrease radon gas in your property.

Do you need a mitigation system?

While it’s a given that homes with radon levels far above the acceptable range must look into installing a mitigation system right away, those with test results that range well below 4 picocuries of radon per liter (pCi/L)—which is the acceptable range, according to The Balance—must seriously consider installing the system as well. That’s because, as a radioactive gas, radon is not safe at any level. The less of it in your home, the better it is for everyone.

Benefits of a mitigation system

After the results of that short-term radon test, you’ll know if you need to install a mitigation system or not. With a system that helps reduce radon gas in your environment, you can manage those levels effectively and keep health risks low for yourself and your family.

Don’t let radon gas put you and your family’s health at risk. Install a mitigation system with help from a pro. For more information and to schedule your appointment today, contact SWAT Environmental today.

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