“There are no safe levels of radon, but there are things you can do to lower your exposure. First thing, you need to find out what the levels are in your home. Simple radon test kits can be purchased at many hardware or home improvement stores as well as ordered online and are fairly inexpensive. Test sampling in your home varies from a couple of days to a couple of months depending on the test you purchase. Your sample is then mailed off to a lab and results follow a few weeks later.
If test results come back showing dangerous levels of radon, there are several methods offered by professional services that can lower your exposure. The most common method is a vent pipe system which pulls the radon gas from beneath the house and vents it outside.”
Learn more about radon and its effects here.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. To say it is a serious threat to you or your family’s health is an understatement. It’s odorless and colorless meaning detection is only possible with testing kits. The Minnesota Department of Health has stated that average radon levels in the state are 3 times greater than the national average. Therefore, it is extremely important that you check for radon on a periodic basis.
The team at Bauer Restoration is certified for testing of this lethal gas as well as installing mitigation systems. We only use EPA approved procedures to effectively handle radon in your home. Call us at 507-333-9838 or visit our radon mitigation page for more information.