Archive for January, 2013
Birmingham Prepares for National Radon Action Month
January is national radon action month, and members of Birmingham, AL are preparing to test their homes and install a radon mitigation system if necessary. The whole purpose of radon action month is to start the conversation and take action for your Birmingham home. Radon action month will allow you to get a better understanding of your home’s danger level, and is a great time to take the appropriate action to safeguard your family.
As you may already know, radon gas is one of the deadliest gases in the world. Killing over 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer, it is easy to see why radon is such a big deal. Birmingham residents do not get a pass. Radon gas affects all areas of the United States, and is something that you and your family need to take appropriate action against, especially in radon action month.
Take Action during Radon Action Month
There are many things to do during radon action month, but you need to prepare appropriately. If you have never tested your Birmingham home for radon gas before, radon testing is an excellent choice. The gas is both invisible and odorless, so testing is the only way to determine whether or not your home is actually affected. Testing will allow you to have the peace of mind knowing whether or not you are inhaling a dangerous gas, and will also let you know whether or not you need a radon gas mitigation system. Knowing whether or not your Birmingham home is affected is half the battle. If your test results show low levels of radon gas, no action is necessary, and you may wait a few years to retest.
If you have already had your Birmingham home tested, then you can take action by calling a professional to install a radon gas mitigation system. With a special radon gas mitigation system installed, your levels may be reduced by as much as 99%. This means you can be breathing clean, fresh air in no time, and be dramatically reducing your risk of lung cancer. If you know that your Birmingham home has high levels, then calling a professional is easy. S.W.A.T. Environmental can work with you to create a custom solution to reduce the levels in your home, all while using the least invasive techniques as possible.
If you are ahead of the gang, and have already tested your Birmingham home, and had a professional install a mitigation system, then you can use the month of January to advocate the dangers of this gas. Radon action month is a great month to encourage your neighbors and friends to have their home tested, and have a mitigation system installed if affected. If your home had a radon problem, there could be a high chance that your neighbors’ home has a radon problem as well. No matter what you do, be sure to do your part during radon action month this January.
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