Understanding Your Indoor Air Quality

IAQ, Radon and your family's health

With the arrival of warm weather, people naturally spend more time outside.  And when you are outside getting fresh air, you may not be thinking about the air inside your home.

Indoor air pollution can be the direct result of various contaminants such as radon and other soil gases, inefficient ventilation, chemicals used inside the home, cooking or even pets.  Some of these sources can easily be corrected. Something as simple as using an exhaust fan while cooking can eliminate smoke and odors.  Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will reduce dust and pet dander. When buying cleaning products for your home opt for ones that contain a low level or no VOC.

But what about the naturally-occurring radioactive gas called radon that creeps its way inside your home? It is found in every state and can enter your home through cracks and can build up to dangerous levels.  Exposure to radon gas often goes unnoticed as it is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas but its affects can be long lasting, even cancer-causing.

Testing for radon is the first step to correct this indoor air pollutant and improve your indoor air quality.  Test kits are readily available and easy to use.  The EPA recommends testing your home every two years for radon.

You can test your home yourself or hire a certified radon testing professional. All radon mitigation contractors in our RadonAway Authorized Pro referral service are nationally or state certified and/or licensed (where required) and are insured so you can feel confident in the quality of their knowledge and service.

Visit www.radonaway.com/findpro  to get started and truly understand the air quality in your home.

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