Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
When you are talking about radon, you will hear scary things about lung cancer and health risks. We know that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. We also know that it is impossible to know if your home has high radon without testing. And that it can be in one house and the neighbors might not have a problem. Basically, its unpredictable and dangerous. We also know it can be reduced by installing a radon mitigation system. And that lowers your risk of lung cancer, but are there other benefits of radon reduction?
Benefits of Radon Reduction
Yes, there are other benefits of radon reduction. In fact it does much more than just lower the radon levels in your home.
First and foremost, of course, is the health benefits of lowering the radon levels in the home. This greatly reduces the risk of lung cancer to people living in the home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the Surgeon General have all acknowledged the health risks that radon presents. And they even have action levels telling you when you need to take action to reduce the levels in your home.
Second, radon reduction systems can also improve air quality. They can lower the humidity in your home which means fresher interior air and less musty smells. Decreased humidity means less bacterial growth, mildew and dust.
Third, if your home has a radon reduction system, that can also be used as a selling point later on. Savvy buyers are asking to have the home tested for radon, more and more. If high radon levels are found during the real estate process, it can become an issue. Having a system installed already can help streamline the buying and selling process.
So a radon mitigation system not only reduces radon, but improves your air quality and adds value to your home. It can also be installed affordably and quickly. There is no reason not to install a radon reduction system if you have high radon levels in your home. Our services include testing and mitigation system installation. Our certified professionals can help you find the right solution for your home. Contact us for a quote, or fill out the form on this page.