/EIN News/ According to Air Quality Mitigation, all homes should be tested for radon. If the radon reading in your home is 4 or higher, you should take action to reduce the levels. For more information about reducing the levels of this dangerous in your home, call (412) 261-1975.
Some of the Western Pennsylvania areas at risk are Pittsburgh, Butler, Allison Park, Sewickley, Monroeville, Cranberry Twp Township, Greensburg, Bethel Park, Gibsonia, Wexford, Coraopolis, Irwin, McKeesport, Bridgeville, Mars, Aliquippa, Glenshaw, Export, and Beaver Falls. Radon Remediation or “Mitigation” Systems are very common in these areas.
According to most major health organizations in the U.S., radon gas is the number two cause of lung cancer following tobacco smoke. Pennsylvania’s radon levels that are substantially higher than the national average which is why radon testing is critical. Some of the known radon areas in Western PA are Elizabeth, Ligonier, West Mifflin, South Park, Murrysville, New Kensington, McKees Rocks, Pittsburgh, Verona, Prospect, Oakmont, Cheswick, Belle Vernon, Jeannette, Sarver, Trafford, and Latrobe. However, if your home is not located in one of these areas, you should still test your home. Radon problems have been found all over the country. www.mitigationsystem.com/RadonMitigationPa.html
“Radon gas is invisible, odorless, and colorless, so the only method of detection is with a radon test” says James Budzeak, Certified Radon Specialist with Air Quality Mitigation. You can acquire devices for radon testing from hardware stores, government health departments, or directly from Air Quality Mitigation by calling (412) 261-1975. Radon testing is easy, affordable, and should be a routine part of home maintenance especially in zones with high radon levels. Some of these zones are found in Allegheny County, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington, Beaver, Armstrong, Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Fayette, Greene, Bedford, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence County, Mercer, Venango, Clearfield, Blair, Jefferson, Forest, Elk, Crawford, and surrounding Pennsylvania counties. Keep in mind that homes with radon problems are common in many Pennsylvania counties, so every home should be tested once every two years.
When radon levels in a house, office, school, or commercial building is FOUR or higher, radon removal system should be installed. Radon gas abatement (remediation) is achieved via the installation of a ventilation system by a qualified radon reduction company. These companies are also known as radon mitigation contractors or “mitigators.” Many homes can be fixed for under $800. In terms of construction, radon mitigation is less expensive than most home repairs and renovations. More information about reducing your family’s exposure to radon gas is available at www.PA-Radon.com or by calling (412) 261-1975.