Radon is a serious health concern for Pennsylvania residents. It is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is a known carcinogen and is responsible for as many as 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection estimates that 40% of homes in the state contain unsafe levels of radon gas.
Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium present in most soils. It enters a home from the soil below the foundation and becomes trapped and
accumulates in buildings. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new or old homes, well-sealed or drafty homes, and homes with or without basements
may have unsafe levels of radon. The surgeon general recommends that all homes be tested and homes with radon levels above 3.9 picocuries/liter be
remediated. Radon concentrations can vary dramatically from home to home, so one cannot safely “assume” a radon level based on others in the neighborhood.
The only way to determine the level of radon in a home is by testing.
Radon tests can be conducted by a certified testing professional or through an easy and accurate do-it-yourself radon test kit. To learn more about conducting a do-it-yourself radon test, please view our step-by-step instructional video.
When test results exceed 3.9 picocuries/liter, a radon mitigation system installation is recommended. Radon systems effectively remove the radon gas from below the foundation of the home. The cost of the system is comparable to other moderately priced home maintenance or improvement projects and is dependent on the radon level as well as construction details about the house. You can receive an accurate, over the phone quotation on a radon system by calling 1-800-NO-RADON and speaking with the knowledgeable staff at SWAT Environmental of Pennsylvania.
SWAT Environmental of Pennsylvania is the largest radon mitigation company in the state. Our experienced and certified technical staff completed the installation of over 3,000 radon systems in Pennsylvania in 2013.
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