Archive for August, 2012
Why Radon Testing is Needed in Winston Salem
If you are a southern Winston Salem, North Carolina resident, chances are you may have heard of radon gas, but are not quite sure what to think of it. Many people outside of the northeast feel that they are not threatened by the risk of radon exposure, but this could not be further from the truth. Radon gas has shown up across the United States, including Winston Salem. Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your health is at risk by high levels of radon.
Every single year, roughly 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by radon gas. This number is greater than annual deaths by drunk driving. We inspect our homes to be sure that it is safe from fire hazards, termites, mold, and safeguarded against natural disasters, so why not lung cancer? Many Winston Salem residents have already made radon testing a priority, and so should you.
So how exactly does radon enter your home? Radon is a natural element, and comes from the uranium in your soil. The radon seeps into your foundation and into your home. Radon may also enter your Winston Salem home via your water supply. In rare cases, the actual building materials used to construct your Winston Salem home may be giving off radon. You cannot see or smell this gas, meaning only radon testing will allow you to know if you are at risk or not.
Commercial Radon Testing in Winston Salem
Many of us spend nearly equally amount of our time at our job as at our homes. Even though your home may be safe from radon gas, your place of work may not be. Commercial radon testing will give your company the security of knowing their employees are safe, and reduce the company’s chances of liability. If you are a business owner, or concerned employee, you should schedule radon testing as soon as possible.
Types of Radon Testing in Winston Salem
As the nation’s leading mitigation company, concerned customers are often anxious to purchase an air purification system from us without even testing. While this is only further protecting yourself, we do encourage all of our customers to schedule radon testing in their Winston Salem home first. If you are anxious, a short term test is perfect for you. Only taking two to seven days to discover your results, a short term test offers an accurate measure of your home’s vapor levels. Long term radon testing takes ninety days to complete, but offers a bit more accurate reading. Radon testing may be completed at any time, but we suggest testing in the fall when your doors and windows are closed more. This provides more accurate results.
If your levels are above 4 pCi/L, then immediate action should be taken. With a free quote from S.W.A.T. Environmental, you have nothing to lose, and only your health to gain. If your levels are below 4 pCi/L, your home is safe, and does not need a mitigation system installed. Remember to test regularly every two years or so. So what are you waiting for? Schedule radon testing today for your Winston Salem home.
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