A radon testing contractor is someone whom you should know and immediately. Your radon testing contractor is going to be your new best friend, and he is going to be your new best friend because he is going to be keeping you and your family safe.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that could be lurking about your home without you even knowing a thing about it. You could be breathing in radon without your knowledge and in doing so, you could potentially be getting very sick.
According to the Surgeon General of the United States, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country. Every year, approximately 200,000 people die of lung cancer due to radon exposure. You can probably guess what the first one is and since you’ve quit smoking, it would be horrible to find out that a colorless, odorless, tasteless, substance that could have been detected and abated caused the lung cancer you had hoped to avoid by quitting the sticks.
In seven states and on three Native American lands, radon testing was done. It was discovered that one out of every three homes had screening levels over 4 pC/L, the EPA’s recommend point at which there needs to be action taken for radon mitigation and abatement service.
Your home might ver well fit into the category of homes that need treatment for your radon problem. A radon testing contractor is one who can come to your home, run tests over a relatively short period of time to determine what might need to be done if radon levels are too high. One of the things that a radon testing contractor might do is use either a short-term detector which will measure the radon levels over the course of tow to ninety days, depending on the device.
Another possibility for detection is for the contractor to use a long-term device. Long-term devices will measure radon levels over the course of ninety days and will give a breakdown of when the worst exposure times are. After the tests are finished and the levels of radon have been determined, Then plans can be made between you and your radon testing contractor regarding what can be done to bring the dangerous radon levels back to acceptable ones.
Lung cancer is a terrible disease and we all want to do everything we can to prevent it from coming to ourselves or our family members. Many scientists in the fields of cancer and cancer research believe that lung cancer deaths could be reduced by as much as 25% simply by lowering radon levels in homes that have levels above the EPA’s established action levels.
We don’t know what we don’t know. We don’t know when and odorless, tasteless, colorless, gas could be slowly killing us and or family members. But, once we do know, we need to do everything we can to make sure we are safe. Call a radon testing contractor today and put your mind at ease.