King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
High levels of radon gas are a common problem for homeowners in Pennsylvania. If homeowners are dealing with radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends installing a mitigation system to prevent radon from ever entering the home. Value Dry is offering $600 off services for the month of September and October.
Radon is a radioactive, odorless, colorless gas formed by the decay of radium that occurs in soil, water and natural gas. As radon decays, it forms radioactive by-products, which can be inhaled and cause damage to lung tissue. (http://www.epa.gov)
Radon gas is drawn into homes or buildings through cracks in the foundation or slab and through unsealed pipes, sumps, drains, walls and other openings. While radon is common outside, it is diluted to very low levels and is not a concern. However, radon that enters an enclosed space, such as a home, can sometimes accumulate to high levels. Today, homes can be built to reduce the amount of radon coming in by using radon-resistant construction features.
The best method for reducing radon will depend on how radon enters the house. Sealing cracks in floors and walls may help to reduce radon, or there are systems that remove radon from either a crawl space, under concrete flooring or basement slab, which are effective at keeping radon from entering the home.
The Environmental Protection Agency advises regular radon testing of below-ground and ground level rooms in homes. Testing should occur during cold weather when doors and windows are most likely to be closed and radon concentrations are highest.
High Radon levels in a home can pose a serious health risk to any family. Value Dry can test the home for high radon levels, and then provide radon removal using a radon mitigation system. For more information about radon mitigation services, call 1-866-328-2583, or visit http://www.valuedry.com