Radon in Peters Township

February 5, 2019

Home Radon Pros was interviewed by In Community magazine for the Peters Township issue. Bill talks about why radon is prevalent in peters township, and the surrounding Pittsburgh communities. It is so important to spread this message to friends and families so that they are aware of radon, the silent killer. 

 

 

 

 

Do you know what the biggest danger in your home
is? Is it house fires? Carbon monoxide? The answer
is radon. Radon, is a colorless, odorless, tasteless,
radioactive gas, that is often only thought of by
homeowners when they are buying or selling their home. The
reality is, is that every home is affected by radon, and elevated
radon levels can have a harmful effect on you and your family.
Radon is a serious problem. It’s the number-one killer in
people’s homes, claiming more than 21,000 deaths each year –
greater than the total number of deaths caused by drunk driving,
house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning combined. These
statistics come from the CDC, DEP ,and EPA.

 

Bill Kail, owner of Home Radon Pros, a locally owned radon
testing and removal company, said the problem is unique to
each home and largely depends on soil conditions beneath your
home. “Just because your neighbor’s house has low radon levels
doesn’t necessarily mean your home will too,” says Kail.
“If soil conditions change, then radon levels in your home can
change,” Kail said. “In the Pittsburgh area, with constant weather
changes, and events like fracking that change the soil conditions,
radon levels are constantly changing. The only way to know if
your home has elevated levels of radon is to have your home
tested. Unfortunately, people assume that if their home did not
test high when they purchased it, they’re safe, and they feel
that they do not need to have it tested again. This is something
that I wouldn’t risk for my family, as radon levels can change
even in as short of a time as the change of seasons. The EPA, and
myself, encourage all homeowners to consider radon testing at
least once every two years to ensure their loved ones are living

 


in a safe home.” Kail says that Home Radon Pros is focused on
educating families in the Pittsburgh area so
that they can inform other family members
and friends. “I love this city, and I want the
people here to be able to sleep at night
without the worry of radon gas harming
them and their families.”

 

Pittsburgh families should be especially concerned about
radon in their homes because radon levels in Pittsburgh are
much higher than the national average. While one in 15 homes
nationally have a radon problem, in Pittsburgh that number is
four out of 10, and even higher in surrounding counties.
Radon tests only take 30 minutes to set up. Home Radon Pros
will come in and set up a continuous radon monitor which collects
readings of the radon levels in your home every hour for two
to three days. After this time, Home Radon Pros will review the
results of your radon test with you. If your tests come back at
unsafe levels, Home Radon Pros is certified in radon mitigation
services and can help bring your home levels down to safe
conditions. 80% of homes can solve their radon problems for
under $1,000 dollars, Kail says.


For more information on radon issues, you can visit Home
Radon Pros’ website at www.homeradonpros.com, where
homeowners can find a wealth of information on radon gas, how
it affects homes and how it affects the people living in those
homes. To schedule a radon test, you can call Home Radon Pros
at 412.584.0799. Home Radon Pros is a family business, locally
owned and certified by the Department of Environmental
Protection, serving Pittsburgh and its
suburbs. Home Radon Pros is offering a $20
discount off of the regular price of $159.00
to those who mention the IN community
magazine article.

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