With the holidays upon us, family is definitely on our minds. What are some ways you can protect your family, now and throughout the year?
Millions of families throughout the United States have radon levels higher than the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. Since radon is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas, the only way to know if your home has a high radon level is to test it. Testing your home for radon is an easy way to protect your family.
If your radon test comes back with a level at or above the action level, the next step to protecting your family is to have a radon mitigation system installed. Hiring a licensed radon mitigation professional is the best way to know that the system was installed correctly, and to have a guarantee on your system’s function.
Having radon mitigated from your home protects your family from the radioactive effects of radon gas. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers & can have serious long-term effects.
Children may be even more susceptible to high radon levels. Since radon comes from the earth and enters your home through cracks in the foundation, children crawling on the floor may be breathing in more gas than an adult standing taller in the room.
Illinois has passed a law requiring daycare facilities to test every three years for high levels of radon in an effort to protect children. If a daycare facility has to test, why would you not want to take an easy step to protect your family by testing your home for high levels of radon?
Make this holiday season a safe one for everyone in your family. Give the gift of peace of mind. Know you are breathing in safe, clean air. If you need help finding a qualified tester, Trinity Radon Mitigation has several licensed recommendations. Give us a call at 630-499-1492.