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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Rochester, MN Prepares for Radon Action Month

National Radon Awareness Month RochesterRadon action month is right around the corner, and so S.W.A.T. Environmental is asking residents of Rochester whether or not they are properly prepared to take action this January. If you remember last year, we had tons of people contacting us for installation of a mitigation system. We hope this year we can further increase our levels of advocacy to improve the health of your Rochester home.

Radon gas is uttered by many across the United States, but many are still not aware of the long term health risks associated with radon gas. Did you know that over 20,000 people die each year because of radon gas causing lung cancer? You do not have to smoke cigarettes to be diagnosed with this horrible cancer. Simply failing to take action on your Rochester home when it has been invaded by radon could cause you to be diagnosed with lung cancer.

Radon gas can easily enter your Rochester home in a number of ways. Being formed in the soil by broken down uranium, radon gas is naturally occurring. This is a process that cannot be stopped. As the radon gas forms, it may enter your Rochester home through the foundation, or several other places. Radon gas may enter your water supply, quickly affecting numerous homes in the area of Rochester without anyone noticing.

Taking Action During Radon Action Month

Radon action month is a time to get a strong grip on the threat of radon gas in your Rochester home. You already know that radon kills many Americans each year, and know that it can be prevented. In order to get a better understanding of how dangerous your Rochester home is, you must complete a radon test. This gas cannot be seen or smelled, meaning that the only way to fully understand whether or not you are in danger is by having a professional complete a test. Tests normally only take a few days, and provide you with the peace of mind knowing your threat level. If there are low levels, you do not have to take any action, and simply retest every couple of years. If your levels are high, you will want to contact a professional to fix your radon problem.

The other way you may take action this month is having a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental provide your Rochester home with a quality radon mitigation system. This is the perfect way to kick off radon action month, as you protect your family with a new mitigation system. S.W.A.T. Environmental has the years of experience, and certifications to properly reduce your radon levels. It is important to have a qualified professional as a properly installed system may reduce your levels as much as 99%. Take action this radon action month in Rochester by calling your local S.W.A.T. Environmental for a free quote on a new mitigation system.