Radon Testing Information
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Radon Testing Is Key to Reducing Dangers at Home
Although many people are not as familiar with the hidden dangers of odorless, colorless radon gas as they are with the problems associated with cigarette smoking, both are potent killers. In fact, radon is the number two cause of lung cancer following cigarette smoking. Today, it is recognized by such well-known agencies as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Cancer Society as being a dangerous killer and a significant health threat across the United States. Despite this nationwide concern, radon can only be tested and treated from house to house rather than on a nationwide scale.
Getting your own home tested for high radon levels can help you protect your own health as well as the health of your family members. At Blackburn Basement Systems, which serves South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming, we offer licensed and certified radon measurement specialists who can set your mind at ease or who can recommend appropriate radon mitigation services for your home. Using the Continuous Radon Monitor test, we can precisely determine the exact amount of radon gas in your home’s air in only two days.
We encourage you to call us at 1 (800) 392-3389 today to get this test scheduled or to receive our free Structural Analysis along with an estimate for a Mitigation System if you have previously been made aware of high radon levels in your home.
The Three Steps of Radon Testing
- Radon testing is quite simple and starts by contacting Blackburn Basement Systems so that we can take care of the work for you. First, we will schedule the setup of the Continuous Radon Monitor along with a followup meeting to chat about the results of the testing. Both meetings will be quite short.
- Second, we will send a specialist from Blackburn Basement Systems to set the monitor up and to discuss how you can get the most accurate results.
- Third, our specialist will go over the test results with you after at least 48 hours of monitoring. You will be provided with a printout of the results, which will tell you whether radon levels in your home are high or low.
Radon Testing Results
There is no need for alarm if you find yourself with a high radon reading. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homes should have radon levels that are less than 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), which is equivalent to 0.02 working levels (WI). A level higher than this could increase health risks over time.
However, even if your levels come in higher than this recommendation, you do not have to run from your home in horror. Our radon mitigation specialists from Blackburn Basement Systems can help you address even the highest radon levels safely so that your home can once again be a secure, healthful and relaxing place. Usually, it takes less than a day to install an affordable radon reduction system in a home so that you can start seeing immediate results.
Professional Versus Do-It-Yourself Radon Testing
Some homeowners are tempted to cut corners and attempt to save money with do-it-yourself methods of radon testing and reduction. At-home kits do frequently give correct radon measurements, but they only provide accurate results if they are used correctly. Poor testing methods can give false readings and a false sense of security. If the test is not done accurately the first time, a second test will need to be purchased, which can significantly increase the cost. In addition, homeowners have to be patient in waiting for results from the mail-in company.
On the other hand, a professional radon testing and mitigation company, such as Blackburn Basement Systems in South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming, can perform testing immediately while using the most accurate methods. Our association with the National Radon Defense network ensures that each of our specialists have the knowledge and training they need to provide you with accurate results in very little time. Our services are important whether you are buying or selling a home or are simply wanting to experience peace of mind at your current home. You may be surprised at just how affordable our radon testing services are!
Instead of wondering how safe your home is, find out the truth today using professional radon testing. Contact Blackburn Basement Systems at 1 (800) 392-3389 to schedule a time to get your radon monitor set up and to go over your results.