Did you test your home for Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless gas that emanates from the decay of radioactive minerals in the soil under your house. Radon can be found anywhere. Here is a map of California’s radon levels by region:
So you see, wherever you live, Radon can live there, too!
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the first cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Lung cancer kills over 150,000 Americans every year and lung cancer is the most common form of cancer as well.
Radon gas can enter your home through cracks in your foundation and stays there because the air pressure inside is less than it is outside, keeping contaminants from escaping naturally.
What if you find Radon in your home? A contractor will put in a system to collect the Radon and pipe it up to the roof, where it can escape into the outdoor air. If you are building a new home in a Radon area, there are safe building practices to prevent Radon from being a problem for you.
At AirTek, we are concerned about your indoor environnment, your health and your indoor air. If you need any of our services, including kitchen exhaust hood cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and duct cleaning for residential and commercial buildings, please contact AirTek! We hope that the information we have posted about Radon this month has raised your awareness and helped to make you take action against Radon!
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