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Radon Poses Serious Health Risks To Pennsylvania Residents
Radon gas is a potential cause of lung cancer, even for those who have never smoked. The chances of getting lung cancer increase in smokers exposed to radon. This gas appears in homes in all fifty states, including Pennsylvania. Radon is colorless and odorless, and the only way to know a home has it is to conduct a test. Radon gas testing takes at least two days to several months.
Radon seeps into homes from uranium naturally present in the soil below. In Pennsylvania, three-fourths of the counties in the eastern portion of the state have a moderate risk and the other quarter have a high risk of indoor radon from the local geology, soil type and other factors. Those living in single-floor dwellings and homes with basements are at highest risk for exposure to radon gas, but other homeowners are not immune from this toxin. Regardless of the type of home or local risk for radon, every home should be tested for elevated levels. These high and moderate risk areas indicate that those living in Pittston are likely to need radon remediation or P.A. radon mitigation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends radon levels in homes to be lower than 4 pCi/L. For homes tested to have levels at or above this threshold, mitigation is necessary. Most homeowners must rely on a professional remediation service, especially in the high risk regions of the eastern counties of Pennsylvania.
There are many techniques used by Pennsylvania radon mitigation companies. Most will employ a type of sub-slab depressurization system. This creates a pressure zone between the house and the slab to block radon gas from rising in to the home. It will require the installation of fans and pipes under the concrete slab. Pier-and-beam homes with crawl spaces can benefit from a similar system.
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The P.A. radon mitigation company will make an assessment of the home and the radon levels and recommend the best system to keep radon gas out of the home. Many factors play a role in remediation and mitigation of radon in Pennsylvania. Homeowners should be aware that a mitigation system that worked for their neighbor might not be adequate for their own home. Even within neighborhoods, radon levels can differ from home to home; therefore the systems needed to keep radon out will need to be customized to the home.
Homeowners who require Pennsylvania mitigation services should check the prior record of the company and the region the business operates in. Post remediation testing of the home should verify that the company completed the task as needed.
Even after remediation, a homeowner should periodically test the home to ensure the installed system continues to operate effectively. The best Pennsylvania radon mitigation companies will keep a home safe from excessive levels of radon for years with a properly installed system.
Radon is deadly. In homes in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk for higher than normal levels of radon. To avoid the carcinogenic effects of radon, a trusted Pennsylvania radon mitigation company should come to evaluate the property and install a system to keep the toxic radon out of the home.
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