Archive for February, 2012
What Every Bethlehem Area Resident Needs to Know About Radon Gas
While radon is a serious problem throughout the country, it can be a particularly dangerous problem for residents of Pennsylvania. The northeast part of the country is home to some of the richest coal and oil shale deposits in the world, but those natural resources often mean an increase in radon gas. If you live in the Bethlehem, PA area, you should have your home tested for radon on a regular basis. Even if your home tested clean before, having the property checked again is a good practice.
If you are not familiar with the problems and health risks posed by radon gas, now is the perfect time to do some research. If you have high levels of radon gas in your home, you could be at risk from lung cancer even if you never smoked a cigarette in your life. That is because radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among those who do not smoke, and anyone who lives in Pennsylvania is at risk.
Radon Gas is a Growing Problem
One of the things that makes radon gas such a threat to those in the Bethlehem area is that the health impact tends to get worse over time. As time goes by, those high levels of radon gas can build up inside your home, and when they do they put you and your family at risk.
The longer you and your family are exposed to radon gas in your home, the more serious the damage can become. That means that every day you put off having your home tested is one more day you and your family could be at risk.
SWAT Environmental Radon Testing in PA
If you have never had your home tested for radon, or if it has been some time since your last test, the first step is to contact a company licensed and certified to do business in the Bethlehem area. It is important to choose a company with local expertise, since every part of the problem has a different issue with radon gas.
When you contact SWAT Environmental, our technicians will come to your home and check the air, water, soil and surrounding area for radon contamination. If the levels are normal, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your family, and your home, are protected.
If the testing reveals high levels of radon in your home, SWAT Environmental can work with you to develop a mitigation plan that fits your needs and your budget. Once we determine exactly how and where radon is getting into your home, you will be in the best position to send that dangerous radioactive radon gas packing once and for all.
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