Many people are unaware that radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas.
You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. So how do you know if your home is radon-safe? Follow these quick and easy steps to find out.
STEP 1: Test for Radon
The Air Chek short-term radon test kit is the most popular radon test kit in the world, and it comes with easy-to-follow instructions…plus free professional laboratory analysis is included with purchase.
STEP 2: Contact a RadonAway Authorized Radon Pro for a FREE Consultation
The EPA strongly recommends a radon mitigation system if radon levels are at or above 4.0 pCi/L. Rely on the professionals who know radon best.
STEP 3: Rely on Effective Products (It’s your health after all!)
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STEP 4: Make sure your system complies with National ANSI/AARST Standards and includes an RSA1 Radon System Alarm
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologist (AARST) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the performance of radon measurement, mitigation, and knowledge transfer. The National Radon Mitigation Standard created through their approved development process requires that every active radon system contain a monitor with visual and audible alarm features to ensure the radon system is properly functioning at all times. A system without such an alarm, does not comply with their standards.
Ask your radon professional to include an RSA1 Radon System Alarm with your home’s radon system so you can have peace of mind that your system is working properly. If for any reason it does not, the alarm will alert you to take action.
Since radon is a carcinogen, it’s recommended that you test your home every 2 years even if you have an active radon system running. Conditions in or around your home can change over time and affect the radon levels making their way into your home. If you build an addition, re-model your home, or put in a pool (or your neighbor does), these could have an impact on your radon levels over time. Play it safe and test every 2 years to make sure your family and home remains radon-safe.