Like carbon monoxide, radon gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, which means there could be dangerous amounts of radon present in your home and you wouldn’t even know it. Considering radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States, claiming 21,000 lives each year, it should be taken very seriously. Because we care about the health and safety of our customers, Muth & Company Roofing would like to share with you some ideas that you can implement this month to ensure you and your family are protected.
4 Actions You Can Take in January
Get your home tested for radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep from the ground into the air in a house. It’s not present in all areas of Ohio, but the EPA and U.S. Surgeon General recommend that homes, schools, businesses and other buildings be tested. Testing is cheap and easy, so there is no reason not to take the time to test for this very preventable health risk.
Install radon equipment if necessary. A variety of methods can be used to reduce radon in homes and buildings. Foundation modifications, sealing cracks and ventilation techniques can alleviate the danger caused by radon. Many areas of Ohio do not need radon equipment.
Attend a radon awareness event in your community. Since many people aren’t aware of the dangers of radon, events in your area may be limited, but take the time to research and find out if there are any available.
Educate others about the health risks of radon. Spend some time this month spreading the word about the dangers of radon and encouraging friends, family and members of your community to have their homes tested. If there are no radon awareness events planned in your area, consider planning your own community activity to teach others about the dangers of radon and how to test for it.
At Muth & Company Roofing, we care about the welfare of our customers. Next time you are in need of roof or gutter repair, please consider giving us a call at (614) 682-3060. We are here to serve.