Archive for January, 2012
Is Your Colorado Springs, Colorado Home Radon Free?
If you have not yet had your Colorado Springs area home tested for radon contamination, now is the best time. The EPA has declared January National Radon Action Month. It is important to do so as soon as you can, since every day you delay could be putting yourself and your family at risk. Even if you have had your Colorado Springs area home tested in the past, it might be a good idea to have it retested, especially since the World Health Organization has recently lowered the threshold for the amount of radon that is considered a health risk.
The Federal government is so concerned about radon in the Colorado Springs and around the country that the Environmental Protection Agency has recently declared January to be National Radon Action Month. The EPA is concerned that so many residents, both in the Colorado Springs and elsewhere in the country, may have high levels of radon in their homes and not even know it. The agency hopes to use the month of January to spark awareness of this dangerous problem and urge Colorado Springs area residents to have their properties tested.
Radon is Linked to Lung Cancer
That testing can literally save lives in the Colorado Springs area, since radon is the number one leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the number two cause among smokers. The World Health Organization estimates that radon exposure is responsible for some 20,000 deaths from lung cancer in the United States, and some 100,000 deaths worldwide. That means that Colorado Springs are at risk, and those who fail to have their homes tested may never know the true scope of the danger.
That means that National Radon Action Month is the perfect time for Colorado Springs residents to have their homes tested for radon, and the perfect time to take steps to solve any problems that are found. If nothing else, testing your Colorado Springs area home will give you peace of mind. If you do find that you have a radon problem, you can work with an experienced radon mitigator to eliminate the problem and keep your Colorado Springs area home protected.
Now is the Best Time to Have Your Home Tested
During the entire month of January, SWAT will be offering discounts and a number of specials, all designed to encourage Colorado Springs to have their radon problems fixed. Many residents of Colorado Springs may put off having their homes tested out of fear that the repairs will be too expensive. If this applies in your case, having your Colorado Springs area home tested during National Radon Action Month can save you a lot of cash.
If you do find that your Colorado Springs area home has high levels of radon, SWAT can help you alleviate the problem both quickly and effectively. As the largest radon mitigator in the country, SWAT has access to a wide network of certified technicians who can get rid of the radon in your home and make sure your family is protected. Just call us today to see how we can help you deal with radon in your Colorado Springs area home.
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