When the results are in after the 48-hour radon testing period and the overall average is below the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 4.0 pCi/L, we often get asked, “Are we safe?”
Per the EPA, “Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer.”
Because there is always some risk, even below the action level of 4.0 pCi/L, consider reducing your radon exposure in the home through radon reduction methods. Generally, levels can be reduced below 2.0 pCi/L. It’s simple and cost effective. AMC has competitive pricing and spring specials going on now. There are several methods to reduce radon gas in your home, but the one radon reduction method most commonly used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the home and vents it above the roofline. The right system for your home depends on the design of your home and other factors. To learn more about ways to reduce radon gas in your home, visit the EPA’s “Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction.”
If you haven’t had your home tested for radon gas within the last two years, contact AMC Environmental to schedule your test today!