Learn About Radon Awareness from the Ames Heating and Cooling Experts at Neighbors
The EPA has declared January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless, invisible radioactive gas that seeps through the soil and into the air around your home. The EPA reports that radon gas is the number-one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in America and is responsible for an average of 21,000 deaths a year. The EPA currently recommends that radon levels should be no higher than (4.0 pCi/L), while the World Health Organization recommends that levels should be no higher than (2.7 pCi/L). The EPA is urging everyone to learn about the risks of radon. Here are the four ways you can do you part for National Radon Action Month:
- Test Your Home for Radon
The EPA wants every home in America to be tested for radon. Iowa is known for having some of the highest radon levels in the country. The easiest way to test your home is by buying a radon test kit. Radon test kits are inexpensive and easy to use. The total process only takes a few minutes and costs an average of ten dollars. To find out more about testing your home for radon, you can talk to the experts at Neighbors , your local Ames heating and cooling company. They offer free radon test kits and professional radon mitigation services.
- Attend a Radon Action Event In Your Community
The month of January is the best time to attend a Radon Action event. This is a great way for concerned citizens to get together and discuss ways to protect their community from the spread of radon. This typically includes testing homes, schools, offices and other community buildings for radon, as well as spreading need-to-know information throughout the community about the risks of radon. You can find an event in your area by contacting your state’s radon program.
- Encourage Others to Take Action
You can help protect your friends and neighbors by talking to them about the risks of radon and encouraging them to test their homes. You can download free learning materials about the risks of radon on the EPA website. You can also plan your own Radon Action event using the Radon Change Package at RadonLeaders.com. Spread the word and help others learn about the risks of radon.
- Invest In Radon-Resistant Homes
As contractors learn more about the risks of radon, more homes are being built with radon-resistant materials. If you or someone you know is in the home construction business, spread the word about the benefits of building radon-resist homes. You can refer to the EPA’s Guide to Building Radon-Resistant Homes for more information.
If you’re ready to test your home for radon, contact the professionals at Neighbors. Visit our website or call to request a free Radon test kit. If you do detect harmful levels of radon in your family’s home, Neighbors will help you assess the situation. Offering the best air conditioning repair and heating services in central Iowa. Let us prove to you why we are the Neighbors You Can Count On!