Archive for August, 2012
Radon Testing for Pittston, PA Homes
As many Pennsylvania residents have heard, the Penn State community lost a great coach with the death of Joe Paterno. Whether or not you are a Penn State fan, you must respect his legacy and contribution to college football. The saddest part is that his death may have been avoidable with radon testing. Radon has been linked to causing lung cancer, which is the same thing that struck down Joe Paterno. Pittston, and the entire Pennsylvania area may be at a higher risk of this killer natural gas, meaning that it is vital to have radon testing completed on your Pittston home as soon as possible.
Many Pittston residents have heard of radon, but many are not aware of the dangers it may cause. It may seep into your house through the foundation or many other ways. You may feel safe if you do not have a basement, but radon can just as effectively enter your home without a basement. As a colorless, odorless gas that claims over 20,000 lives each year, radon testing is extremely detrimental to protecting you and your family’s health. A mitigation system may be necessary to reduce the vapor levels in your home, if they are deemed to be at an unsafe level.
Radon Testing Process for Pittston Residents
As a resident of Pittston, you do not need to be scared about radon, because S.W.A.T. Environmental is available to help radon proof your home. As the nation’s largest radon mitigation company, you can be assured you are in good hands with certified specialists that know the ins and outs of radon testing and mitigation. The first part of the process begins with radon testing. Depending on your home, a long term or short term may be the most appropriate test. A short term test may take as few as two days or as long as seven. A long term test will show the most accurate results, but may take as long as ninety days to be fully completed. Radon testing should always be administered by a certified professional to assure the results are accurate and are not skewed by human error.
Once the radon testing has been completed, you should be able to see if your test results reflect a dangerous level of radon gas. Gas levels in excess of 4 pCi/L are considered to be dangerous and destructive to your health. If your home has levels above 4.0 pCi/L then a mitigation system is necessary. Luckily, S.W.A.T. Environmental is your local Pittston mitigation company that can help if your radon testing results returned dangerous levels. A friendly radon specialist will be able to install an air purification system, custom for your Pittston home’s radon problems. With the mitigation system installed, you will be able to breathe clean air. Roughly one out of fifteen homes are infected with radon, so have a professional conduct radon testing today, and take the appropriate action.
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