Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2009
Air Quality Control - Radon Mitigation recommends that all homes be tested for radon. Some of the Western Pennsylvania cities affected by radon gas are Pittsburgh, Butler, Allison Park, Sewickley, Monroeville, Cranberry Township, Greensburg, Bethel Park, Gibsonia, Wexford, Coraopolis, Irwin, McKeesport, Bridgeville, Mars, Aliquippa, Glenshaw, Export, Beaver Falls, Elizabeth, Ligonier, West Mifflin, South Park, Murrysville, New Kensington, McKees Rocks. When radon levels are found to be 4.0 or higher, a radon removal system can be installed to fix the problem. This is known as "radon remediation" or "mitigation." For more information about reducing your family's exposure to radon gas, contact Pittsburgh Radon Mitigation at (412) 261-1975.
According to the World Health Organization, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. Pennsylvania has radon levels that are much higher than the national average which is why testing for this dangerous gas is all the more important if you live in PA. Some of the known radon "zones" are located in Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington, Beaver, Armstrong, Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Fayette, Greene, Bedford, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence County, Mercer, Venango, Clearfield, Blair, Jefferson, Forest, Elk, Crawford Counties. Keep in mind, that radon problems are not exclusive to these areas. All homes should be tested regardless of geographic location or foundation type.
"Radon gas is not detectable by human senses, so the only way to know if a home has elevated levels is to perform the test" according to James Budzeak, a certified radon mitigation specialist with Air Quality Control. Radon test kits are available from home improvement stores, health departments, or directly from Air Quality Control by calling (412) 261-1975 or visiting their website: RadonPittsburgh.com. Radon Testing is not difficult or expensive and should be a routine part of home ownership especially in areas that are known to have elevated levels. Such areas are: Verona, Prospect, Oakmont, Cheswick, Pittsburgh, Belle Vernon, Jeannette, Sarver, Butler, Trafford, Latrobe, and surrounding PA communities.
If a radon gas measurement in a home, office, school, or commercial building reveals levels of 4 or above, action should be taken to reduce the levels. Radon reduction (abatement) involves the installation of a fan-assisted pipe system that draws the gas out from below the foundation. A qualified radon removal company can install this type of system in most homes for less than $900. These contractors are also known as Radon Mitigators or remediation companies. This is a small price to pay to reduce your family's lung cancer risk. More information about reducing your home's radon levels is available at MitigationSystem.com or by calling (412) 261-1975.