Are you concerned about the presence of radioactive radon gas in your home? Does it worry you day and night that your family may be experiencing sub-par air quality in your own home. Have you heard of neighbors or friend in the city you live in having problems with elevated levels of radon gas in their homes? Do you have questions about radon testing, radon mitigation, and how to remove radon from your home? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, than this blog post was written just for you. This blog post will share some important information for consumers on radon testing, where to find a radon testing kit, whether or not you need professional assistance in dealing with radon removal, and what the authorities say about radon testing and abatement in your home, among others. Should you have further questions about radon removal and testing, do not hesitate to contact your local housing authority or contact a professional radon remediation firm such as SWAT Environmental, Denver’s professional remediation service.
The first question we will cover is where to find a radon testing kit for your home. Some hardware or home improvement stores carry do it yourself radon home testing kits. If you choose to go this route, be sure to read the directions very carefully and follow the instructions exactly to the letter. Failing to follow the proper methodologies when it comes to do it yourself at home radon testing kits could lead to an incorrect reading, which could put your family in harm. Some states in the United States offer free or subsidized home radon testing kits as part of a public health outreach program. Contact your local housing authority or local Environmental Protection Agency office to see if you might qualify for one of these testing kits in your local area. These offices will also assist you in finding qualified radon removal experts to treat your home in the event that your home tests positive for elevated radon gas levels. Another option that many consumers prefer to the first two is to have your home professionally tested by a radon remediation firm. This ensures accurate results as these experts are much more knowledgeable about where to place sensors and many times will guarantee their work.
Now that we have covered where to find a test kit, we will talk a little bit about who is qualified to correct elevated radon levels in your home. Finding a reliable contractor to perform radon abatement is of the utmost important. Many states offer a contractor list of certified radon removal services. It is best to read reviews and ask the contractor many questions about their experiences with radon removal before hiring someone to perform remediation activities. Many contractors will have reviews shared on review websites, such as Angie’s List. Websites like this are an important place where customers can share their experiences and concerns about working with contractors, their competence, and honesty. We also recommend contacting your local housing authority, as many localities have a radon contact person to whom you can direct questions about the radon removal process. They may actually be able to provide you with a list of contractors in your area.