Archive for February, 2012
What Every Virginia Resident Needs to Know About Radon Gas
If you have purchased your Virginia area home within the last couple of years, you may have had the property tested for radon as part of the buying process. But if you bought your home some time ago, you may not have had that all important radon test.
No matter how large or small your home is, it is important to have the property tested for radon gas as soon as possible. The threats and health risks posed by radon gas build up over time, so the longer you put off testing the greater that risk can be.
One of the things that makes radon gas testing so important is that radon is impossible to detect without specialized equipment. Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, and that means the danger could be building up without you even knowing it.
Scheduling a Radon Gas Test for Your Virginia Home
If you have not yet had your home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to do so. Even if you had your home tested before you bought it, you may want to repeat the test to make sure the levels of radon gas are still within acceptable limits. Since radon exists everywhere in the Virginia area, you can never be too careful.
The first step is to contact a company that specializes in testing Fredericksburg area homes for radon gas. It is important to choose a company with specific experience in the Virginia area, since each part of the country has its own specific problems with radon gas.
It is also important to choose a company that uses the latest and most sophisticated testing equipment to find radon in your home. You cannot see, smell or taste radon gas, and only the most sensitive testing equipment can detect the radioactive gas. Choosing a company that specializes in radon testing in the Virginia area is the best way to ensure accuracy in the readings.
Radon Virginia Test Results
When you contact SWAT Environmental radon mitigation company, a representative from our firm will come to your home and test for the presence of the gas. As part of the testing, we may examine the inside and the exterior of your home.
That testing can include potential hot spots for radon gas, including the basement of your home. Since radon can get into the home through the foundation, the concentration is often higher in the basement. Testing the air inside the basement of your home is one way we will be able to determine the level of the gas inside the house.
SWAT Environmental may also examine the water coming into your home, since the gas can seep inside through a contaminated well or water table. This testing can spot problems early, even if the concentrations in the air inside your home are normal.
No matter what type of home you own, it is important to have it tested for radon gas as soon as possible. The sooner you have your Virginia area home tested for radon gas, the sooner you can start mitigating any problems you find.
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