March 26, 2016

Radon: What is it? How to Get Rid of It.

See How This Odorless, Colorless Gas Enters Your Home and What to Do About It.

Q:  What is Radon?  Man installing vent in basement
A:  Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be found all over the U.S. and maybe a problem in your home.

Q:  How Does It Get into Your Home?
A:  Radon can enter a home through a basement floor, slab, or crawl space.

Q:  Is it Dangerous?
A:  It can be if the levels are high enough and if there is prolonged exposure.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Man installing fan in exterior of homeQ: How Do You Know if It’s Present?
A:  Simple testing by either a homeowner or a professional can easily detect the presence of radon.

Q:  What Can You Do About It?
A:  Radon can be eliminated from your home with the installation of a specially designed venting system, usually installed by a radon mitigation specialist.  Watch the video for details.

For More Information, visit the Consumer Protection Agency's radon webpage.

We worked with Connecticut Basement Systems Radon and HomeSpec in producing this video.

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