January Brings Awareness To Radon Mitigation

Posted on January 8, 2015

Radon mitigation from the Water StoreThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month, to recognize a national awareness and effort to protect against the harmful effects of radon. Aside from smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. It is a potent and toxic gas that can put you and your family at risk if it is lurking in your home or water supply. January is the perfect time to have radon mitigation or testing done in your home by the professionals at The Water Store.

What makes radon so dangerous?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil, and water. If it makes its way into your home either through the water supply or cracks in foundations or walls, it can build up to toxic levels, putting you at risk for lung cancer when it is inhaled. Sadly, more than 20,000 deaths each year occur from radon in the U.S alone. If you are a smoker, your risk of lung cancer is increased even higher with exposure to radon. These staggering statistics emphasize why radon mitigation and recognition is crucial to your family’s well-being,

What do I do if I suspect my home has high levels of radon?

The first step is to have your home tested. The Water Store has trained professionals who specialize in radon testing, and can determine if your home has dangerously high levels in either the air or water supply. If high levels are detected, it is important to install a system to remove it. Depending on the source of radon in your home, The Water Store has both air and water radon systems to remove more than 99 percent of the radon from your home. Each system will be installed and tested by a professional to assure your home and family is safe from the harmful effects of radon.

Now is the time to spread the word on the dangers of radon and the importance of testing homes for its presence. Encourage family and friends to have their homes tested, and call The Water Store with any concerns you may have.

For more information about radon mitigation or testing, call The Water Store at 603-899-6680.