Is your home safe from Radon? RadonResources.com provides all of the resources and information you need to make informed decisions about the deadly gas radon. Our site is full of information to help you learn everything you need to keep yourself, your family and your co-workers safe. Radon is the leading cause for lung cancer, behind smoking. It is responsible for the deaths of over 20,000 people each year. Find out more about here – What is Radon?
Click on the radon map to view radon levels in your area. Understanding the risks is the first step. Once you are educated on the dangers of radon in your area, contact your neighbors and ask them what they know about it. Have they tested their home for Radon? What method did they use? Where did they get their test kit? Do they understand it could also be a problem at their workplace. If they used a radon mitigation contractor, ask about their experience for a possible reference. Don’t be afraid to ask questions as radon poisoning is relatively unknown to most homeowners. By asking questions, you can learn, but you may also teach simply by making someone aware of the dangers. Our radon fact sheet is a great place to start for a conversation piece.
Most people think you need a contractor to test your home or workplace for radon, but that’s simply not true. A radon test kit can be purchased for a small cost and administered by following basic step by step instructions. Once the test has been completed, the kit can be sent to the lab and your results will be returned in a few weeks. If you don’t trust yourself to use the test kit properly or simply don’t have the time, a licensed contractor can test your home for piece of mind. Find out more by navigating to our testing page.
If your home or workplace tests for levels of radon that are higher than the EPA’s recommended limit of 4 pCi/L, you should have your levels reduced by hiring a radon mitigation contractor. There is no safe level of radon. Most professionals suggest eliminating all risk of radon exposure by having levels reduced even if your home tests for any level over 2 pCi/L. If you know a neighbor who has used a radon mitigation professional, start by asking them for a reference.