Archive for August, 2012
Why Wilmington Residents Need Radon Testing
You may have heard of radon gas before, but you are probably not aware of all of its health effects. Did you know that some homes have been discovered to have enough radon to increase your risk of lung cancer to the equivalent of smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day? Radon is one of the most dense gases, and is radioactive. Radon is so radioactive that scientists’ studies have been limited. The long and short of it is, is that if your Wilmington home does not have radon testing, you may be putting yourself at a great risk of lung cancer.
You may not think that radon testing is necessary in the Wilmington area, but you are at a great risk of lung cancer without testing. Roughly one out of fifteen homes have high levels of this dangerous gas. Radon testing gives Wilmington residents the measurement of their levels to make an informed decision as to whether or not a mitigation system needs to be installed. Generally speaking, a rule of thumb is that anything above 4 pCi/L is considered above the allowable level and an air purification system will be necessary. Often homes have levels of above 20 pCi/L which is way above the level for your family to be safe.
Radon Testing Information for Wilmington, DE
Your Wilmington home’s safety should not be left up to anyone. Ensure that the radon testing specialist is able to answer all of the necessary questions about your home. Is short term or long term radon testing best for your Wilmington home? What months are best for radon testing your Wilmington home? Having a specialist provide you with information may be detrimental as to whether or not you have accurate readings for your radon testing.
Once you receive your radon testing results, you will have a better grasp as to if you need a mitigation system installed. It is likely that you will have levels of above 4.0 pCi/L and need an air purification system installed. Do not panic, simply call the experts at S.W.A.T. Environmental. Providing quality mitigation service since 1988, S.W.A.T. Environmental has the experience, certifications, and knowledge to properly reduce the levels in your home, and allow you to breathe easy again.
Commercial Radon Testing in Wilmington
As a business owner in Wilmington, Delaware, you may be spending the majority of your time at your office. If your office is contaminated with radon, you may still be putting yourself at a great risk. Over twenty thousand people die every single year because of radon gas. Commercial radon testing will provide you and your employees with the knowledge as to whether or not you are inhaling this dangerous gas. If your business does have high levels of gas, call S.W.A.T. Environmental for a free quote, and start breathing clean air again in no time.
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