Radon remediation is important for your health.
There are a lot of great things about the state of Colorado. So many people are drawn to the beauty of the state of Colorado. That is why so many people are flocking there. What a lot of people don't know about Colorado is that the beauty everyone loves so much is actually rampant with health risks at the same time. Did you know that Colorado is one of the leading states for radon exposure? What is a radon? It is actually a radioactive gas that is created when radium naturally breakdowns. Radium is a part of uranium and uranium is found in large quantities in the soil in and around Denver, Colorado. Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and totally silent so you aren't aware that radon is present in your home. Your health won't be affected immediately from the presence of radon in your home, but it will slowly make a difference to the point where 21,000 deaths a year in the United States are attributed to radon exposure. In fact, radon exposure is the number leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in people who are smokers. This gas can creep into your home through the soil around your home, through the cracks and holes in your foundation and basement walls and also through untreated groundwater supplies.
Finding a company to do radon mitigation is necessary to ensure your optimum health and safety. Many people in the Denver Metro area trust S.W.A.T. (Soil, Water and Air Technologies) Environmental Colorado to do proper radon mitigation on their house because they have over 25 years of experience which includes installing 60,000 plus radon mitigation systems throughout the country. So they know how to take care of anything that might come up in regards to radon in your house.
How do you test your home accurately for radon? That is a great question and one that many families, especially those in Denver, Colorado, should be asking themselves. That is because the homes in Denver are at higher risk of radon exposures because of the breakdown of radium in the uranium soil deposits in the state of Colorado. In fact, it says that half of the homes in Colorado will have high exposure to radon. You should definitely give SWAT Environmental a call then!
What you need to know about testing is that most homes throughout the entire world are going to have some level or radon exposure in them and that is totally fine. You don't have to worry about radon exposure unless it is above a rating of 4.0. Of course the higher the rating, the more severe the situation.
Why do you you need to test for radon? Because there are a ton of health problems that can arise from over exposure to radon. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Needless to say, there can be permanent damage caused to your lungs if you are exposed to radon for a significant amount of time. So call today to get your radon remediation as soon as possible.