January is National Radon Action Month, and as in any other observance, knowledge dissemination and spreading awareness are among the activities that are being conducted in order to promote vigilance towards issues related to radon.
As part of these efforts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shares information about myths related to radon and the problems associated with it.
There is no hope for homes with radon problems. Homes that encounter radon problems can be and have been fixed, and it does not cost an arm and a leg to do so. For information regarding qualified mitigation contractors, get in touch with your state radon office.
Only certain types of homes are affected by radon problems. Radon problems are possible in any type of home. It may affect both old and new homes, and homes with or without basements, among others.
Radon testing is difficult, time-consuming and expensive. One of the key things that are being promoted in order to reduce and prevent radon exposure is radon testing. Contrary to what some may think, radon testing is easy. Any homeowner may choose to hire a professional, or conduct the testing himself using a radon test kit.
If a neighbor’s home has undergone radon testing, you do not have to do one of your own. A good result of your neighbor’s radon test does not mean that your home is also free of radon problems, as radon problems vary from one home to another. The only way to determine whether your home has radon problems or not is to conduct a test of your own.