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Radon in Connecticut Poses Serious Health Risks
Radon problems are bad in many parts of the country, but they can be particularly dangerous in Connecticut and other parts of the northeast. Connecticut residents tend to spend a lot of time indoors, especially during the harsh cold winters. That can put those Connecticut residents at even higher risk from radon exposure. Since radon tends to accumulate inside a home, the more time Connecticut residents spend in contaminated dwellings the greater risk they face from cancer and other serious health problems. In fact radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer among Connecticut residents, second only to smoking.
And since radon is colorless and has no odor, you could have it in your Connecticut home and not even know it. Radon can seep into the basement of your Connecticut home through even the tiniest crack in the foundation or basement walls. And once that radon gas is inside your home, it can spread throughout your home, carried by the normal air currents inside your home, and by any duct work you have installed as part of your heating and air conditioning system.
The only way to truly know if you are at risk is to have a professional evaluation done by a radon testing company. That radon testing company will test your Connecticut home inside and out and look for possible sources of contamination. If high levels of radon are found in your home, the company will work to determine where that radon is coming from. Once the source of the radon is identified, the radon testing company can set about fixing the problems that are allowing it to seep into your home.
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When choosing a radon testing company for your Connecticut home, you should look for one with plenty of experience fixing radon problems. Simply finding the source of the contamination is not enough. The radon company must also be able to prevent additional radon from entering your home, while working to eliminate the high radon levels that may already be present.
A good radon testing company will evaluate your home thoroughly, both inside and out. When the radon tester arrives on site at your Connecticut home, he or she might start testing with the basement, since that is where radon levels are often the highest. But the testing will not end there. The radon testing company can also test the soil around your Connecticut home, as well as the well water feeding into your house. All these are possible sources of radon contamination, and it is important that the test be both comprehensive and thorough. Until you have a thorough test done on your Connecticut home, you cannot truly know that you are safe from this serious environmental threat. Working with a radon testing company is one of the best things you can do to keep your Connecticut home, and its residents, safe from harm.
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