Archive for August, 2012
Radon Testing and Home Safety in Ann Arbor
Most likely by now you have heard of the dangers of radon gas, but what you may not know is that the only way to be sure your home is safe is with radon testing. Ann Arbor, MI may be at a greater risk of this threat than many other areas. This dangerous gas may get trapped inside of your home due to the pressure difference inside your home, and the air pressure in the soil. To be certain of whether or not your home is a radioactive hotbed, radon testing is necessary.
Similar to methane gas, radon is odorless, and colorless. While old miners may have used canaries to detect whether or not a coal mine was infested with dangerous gas, radon is not as quick to kill. Radon is known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Lung cancer does not occur instantaneously, but rather builds up over lengthy exposure. Radon testing in your Ann Arbor home will provide you with the answer as to whether or not you should be concerned. If the radon test comes back in a safe range, then no action is required. If the test returns dangerous results, contact your local radon mitigation experts at S.W.A.T. Environmental to install an air purification system to reduce your levels. After a radon mitigation system is installed, your radon testing results may show a reduction by up to 99%!
Ann Arbor Radon Testing is Highly Recommended
Many people decide not to smoke cigarettes in order to reduce their risk of lung cancer. Inhaling a radioactive gas on a daily basis may cause the same effect of cancer-causing cigarettes. Think about how many hours a day you spend in your home. Over 20,000 people die every year due to lung cancer caused by radon gas. Would you expose your spouse and children to breathing radioactive gas on a daily basis? Of course not, but why are there so many deaths due to radon? The reason there are so many deaths, is because often people are not aware their home is radioactive with gas. Radon testing will show you the levels of radon in your home, and allow a professional to determine if a mitigation system is necessary.
Do not be one of the over 20,000 innocent people who die every year, assuming their home was safe. Radon testing is the modern day coal miner’s canary for your home. This is why day in, and day out, S.W.A.T. Environmental will gladly provide the radon mitigation service you need. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, honest work, and knowing that with every air purification system installed, we are reducing the chances of an individual being diagnosed with lung cancer.
With Radon Testing Time is of the Essence
Every day that passes, you let a day go by without knowing whether your Ann Arbor, MI home is a biohazard. Call S.W.A.T. Environmental today, and receive the necessary radon testing to determine your risk level, and asses your needs. Do not be a victim of this dangerous gas. Be proactive and schedule a radon test today.
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