Archive for January, 2012
Is Your Kalamazoo Home Safe From Radon? It’s Radon Action Month
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently declared January to be National Radon Action Month, and that gives Kalamazoo area homeowners the perfect chance to have their properties tested for this dangerous radioactive gas. If you have not yet had your own Kalamazoo area home tested, why not make January your own radon awareness month?
Many Kalamazoo area residents already know that radon is a danger, and they may even suspect that this colorless and odorless gas is present in their homes. But many Kalamazoo residents are unsure how to proceed, and even unsure whether or not testing would be worthwhile. The reality is that testing is more than worthwhile, and radon problems in the Kalamazoo can be dealt with effectively given the right tools, equipment and expertise.
That is one of the reasons the Environmental Protection Agency has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. The government agency hopes to spur homeowners, both those living in the Kalamazoo area and those around the country, into action. And since radon is a leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, having homeowners test their houses and fix the problems they find can literally save lives.
Radon Kills About 100,000
According to the World Health Organization, radon exposure is responsible for some 100,000 deaths from lung cancer, and some 20,000 in the United States alone. There is no reason to believe that Kalamazoo area residents are immune from the danger, so it is important for those residents to have their homes tested as soon as possible. Radon levels can build up slowly over time, until the concentration in the indoor air reaches toxic levels. Once that happens, every day you delay could put your family at greater and greater risk. If you even suspect that you have a radon problem in your Kalamazoo area home, you owe it to yourself and your family to have the property tested.
Radon Action Month is the Best Time to Test Your Kalamazoo Home For Radon
National Radon Awareness Month is a great time to finally have testing done on your Kalamazoo area home. If the tests find that there is no radon contamination in your Kalamazoo area home, will have the peace of mind you need. If the tests do find high concentrations of radon gas, you will have the information you need to get the problem fixed by an experienced radon mitigator.
SWAT is the largest radon mitigator in the country, and as such they have access to a wide network of certified technicians in the Kalamazoo area. During the month of January, SWAT will be celebrating National Radon Action Month by offering Kalamazoo area homeowners a number of special discounts and promotions, all designed to help them deal with their radon problems. If you have not yet had your Kalamazoo area home tested for radon, now is the time to act. Taking advantage of National Radon Action Month can save you money and safeguard the health and well being of your family.
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