January is National Radon Action Month. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that “the aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public’s awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.”
Radon is a completely odorless and colorless radioactive gas, making it impossible to detect without proper testing methods. Radon occurs due to the natural decay of uranium that’s found in virtually all soils. Typically, radon moves up from the ground to the air above. Radon is able to get into buildings through any small cracks or holes, and once inside a building, the radon becomes trapped.
What makes January the perfect time to boost radon awareness and action?
With cold weather, windows and doors are usually more tightly sealed than at any other time of the year. This makes it easy for professionals to accurately test for radon and to determine precisely what level of radon is present in your home.
At Ameriserv, we offer comprehensive radon testing and mitigation solutions in January, and throughout the year! Our experienced professionals can quickly and effectively test for radon in your home,
What Makes Radon Testing so Important?
As previously mentioned, you can’t smell radon. You can’t see it, and you can’t taste it. According to the EPA, radon is responsible for the death of thousands of Americans every year. Without proper radon testing, there’s no way to know whether there’s danger lurking in your home.
With quick, yet thorough, testing from Ameriserv, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe from radon and the various health hazards it poses.
Is It Possible to Eliminate Radon?
If unsafe levels of radon are present in your home, it’s important to take action as quickly as possible. According to the EPA, some radon reduction solutions can eliminate radon levels by up to 99%.
At AmeriServ, we’re committed to keeping your family safe and healthy. Our comprehensive radon mitigation solutions reduce radon levels in your home to a safe level, giving your family a healthy environment in which to live.
Play it safe and get your home tested for radon this January!