PRLog - Feb. 24, 2013 - DODGEVILLE, Wis. -- According to the EPA, Radon Myths persist and can be cleared with careful consideration of the facts.
Even new houses can have dangerous radon levels - We test for that.
MYTH: radon is hype - not really a problem.
FACT: Although some dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association)
MYTH: Radon testing is difficult, time-consuming and expensive.
FACT: Radon testing is easy. You can hire a qualified radon test company. It takes only a small amount of time and effort.
MYTH: Homes with radon can't be fixed.
FACT: There are simple solutions to radon problems in homes. Thousands of homeowners have already fixed radon problems in their homes. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs.
MYTH: Radon affects only certain kinds of homes.
FACT: Radon can be a problem in homes of all types: old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, and homes without basements. Local geology, construction materials, and how the home was built are among the factors that can affect radon levels in homes.
MYTH: Radon is only a problem in certain parts of the country.
FACT: High radon levels have been found in every state. Radon problems vary from area to area, but the only way to know your radon level is to test.
MYTH: A neighbor's test result is a good indication of whether your home has a problem.
FACT: No. Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test it.
MYTH: Everyone should test their water for radon.
FACT: While radon gets into some homes through water, it is important to first test the air in the home for radon. If your water comes from a public water supply that uses ground water, call your water supplier. If high radon levels are found and the home has a private well, call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 800-426-4791 for information on testing your water.
MYTH: It's difficult to sell homes where radon problems have been discovered.
FACT: Where radon problems have been fixed, home sales have not been blocked. The added protection is some times a good selling point.
MYTH: I've lived in my home for so long, it doesn't make sense to take action now.
FACT: You will reduce your risk of lung cancer when you reduce radon levels, even if you've lived with an elevated radon level for a long time.
MYTH: Short-term tests can't be used for making a decision about whether to fix your home.
FACT: Short-term tests can be used to decide whether to reduce a home's high radon levels. However, the closer the short-term testing result is to 4 pCi/L, the less certainty there is about whether the home's year-round average is above or below that level. Keep in mind that radon levels below 4 pCi/L still pose some risk and that radon levels can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or below in most homes.
If you have questions about radon and want your home tested for possible radon levels in south central, rural Wisconsin, Sandy Rock Home Inspections Offers Certified Radon Testing.
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Sandy Rock is an independent home inspection agency in South Central Wisconsin. Sandy Rock LLC is owner-operated by home inspector Dennis Friske. Sandy Rock's comprehensive home inspection reports arm clients with information, including optional radon testing, to assist them in making the most significant financial investment decision of their lives.
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