Myths and Facts About Radon Revealed

by | Apr 14, 2017 | Business

Radon is a gas that when inhaled for too long can lead to lung cancer and an almost certain death. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, so having a short-term radon test to determine if there are high levels of this gas in your home is a very good idea. There are also myths and facts associated with radon that need to be revealed. Read on below for a few of those facts and myths.

Myth: Radon Problems Can’t Be Solved in Every Home

The first thing that should be noted is that only around six percent of homes have enough radon in them to have to have some form of mitigation performed. There are many different means by which you can fix a radon problem. The biggest thing to do is getting a short-term radon test to determine if you have anything to worry about, then find out what you can do to get those levels back to normal where they need to be.

Myth: Only Certain Homes Need to Worry About Radon

This is simply not true. Radon is not attracted to Victorian homes more than it is attracted to farmhouses. It doesn’t play favorites and will attack any home through which’s foundation is able to seep.

Fact: Everyone Should Have a Water Radon Test

Water radon testing is very important. However, an air test should be performed before a water radon test is even thought about. An air test will tell you if radon is in your home, then you can do a water test if it’s needed.

These are just a few myths and facts about radon you should know. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact S.W.A.T. Environmental now.

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