January was National Radon Awareness Month, with the goal of getting people to recognize and understand the importance of testing homes and businesses for radon gas. From there, it’s time to implement a radon reduction plan which starts with getting your home tested for radon. Should your home test positive for radon, the next step is to find a qualified radon mitigation contractor. From the EPA:
The EPA recommends that you have a qualified radon mitigation contractor fix your home because lowering high radon levels requires specific technical knowledge and special skills. Without the proper equipment or technical knowledge, you could actually increase your radon level or create other potential hazards and additional costs. However, if you decide to do the work yourself, get information on appropriate training courses from your state radon office.
Choose a contractor to fix a radon problem just as you would choose someone to do other home repairs. It is wise to get more than one estimate, to ask for references, and to contact some of those references to ask if they are satisfied with the contractor’s work. Also, ask your state radon office or your county or state consumer protection office for information about the contractors.
Compare the contractor’s proposed costs and consider what you get for your money, taking into account the following:
- a less expensive system may cost more to operate and maintain
- a less expensive system may have less aesthetic appeal
- a more expensive system may be best for your home
- the quality of the building material will affect how long the system lasts
For more information, visit the EPA. Download their Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction to help you understand the implications of radon in the home and the remedies to keep your family healthy and safe.
Get Tested First
Detecting radon is the first step in your radon reduction plan. Because you can’t see it, smell it or touch it, radon is a silent and very deadly gas. Don’t take chances with your the health and welfare of your family. Contact Cook’s Radon today to get a Radon test kit and have your home tested for radon. We know how to check for radon gas.
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