Radon Levels in Wexford
As a homeowner in Wexford, Pennsylvania, you may or may not have heard about the dangers of Radon gas and the impact that high Radon levels can have on you and your loved ones inside your home. Unfortunately, levels of Radon in Wexford are elevated 4.9 percent over the EPA recommended action level. Just how much harm can this gas cause to your and your family? Well, levels at the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L are equivalent to the radiation in smoking 10 cigarettes a day or receiving 200 chest X-rays a year. Fortunately, testing for Radon and Radon mitigation in Wexford, Pennsylvania is a simple and relatively quick problem to solve.
Highlighted below are some important facts and statistics about Radon gas and Radon mitigation Wexford, Pennsylvania residents and homeowners should consider:
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. The only way to know if you have Radon is to test for it. Radon can be found not only in homes, but in commercial buildings, and schools as well.
Radon induced lung cancer is caused by the breaking down of cells that line the walls of the lung. Exposure of elevated Radon levels over time will lead to increased risk of lung cancer. For younger children, this risk is increased due to their smaller lung capacity and increased respiratory rate.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers, claiming over 21,000 lives every single year. The surgeon general considers Rn a class A carcinogen, which means that it is known to cause cancer in humans.
In Wexford, Radon levels have been recorded being as high as 229.5 pCi/L which is 221.4 pCi/L over the Pennsylvania Radon level average, and 220.6 pCi/L over the Wexford Radon level average.
The average Radon level in Wexford County is 8.9 pCi/L. Radon testing in Wexford has been completed by 8,826 homeowners. There are several factors that can impact the level of a home such as soil conditions and age of the home so it is important to test your own home in Wexford Pennsylvania to know if you and your family are at risk.
How Homeowners in Wexford can fix Radon problems
Whether you are new to the Wexford area or have lived here for a long time, Radon gas is a potential problem you and your family may face. The first step to understanding if your home is at risk, is to conduct Radon testing.
Radon testing in Wexford, Pennsylvania can be complete either by a Radon company like Home Radon Pros or by you as the home owner. Radon professionals will use more accurate devices to monitor your home, but DIY test kits that you can buy from a local department store will also work. Regardless of the testing method, you should contact a Radon professional to review your results. On average, 42% percent of homes need Radon mitigation in Wexford due to the levels of Radon being above the EPA recommend action level.
Your results will determine your next step. If your results are below what you feel comfortable with you can forego any further action (some homeowners will choose to have a Radon remediation installed even when their levels come back low). Our recommendation is that for homeowners living in Wexford, Radon testing should be done every two years as levels will fluctuate over time.
If your results are above what you feel are safe, or if you are selling or buying a home and the levels are over the EPA action level, your next step is to reduce the Radon in your home. Radon removal or Radon mitigation in Wexford, Pennsylvania can typically be completed in less than a day. This process will require a Radon company like Home Radon Pros to create a negative depressurized zone underneath your home, and the addition of a Radon fan to pull the air with the Radon out from under your home and above your roof line.
If you have a new construction home, you may have what is called a “passive Radon system” which will just require the addition of a Radon fan. Passive Radon mitigation systems in Wexford can be added to a majority of newly built homes.
Commercial Radon Mitigation in Wexford
Radon is not just in residential homes, but can also be found in commercial buildings and even schools. Commercial Radon Mitigation in Wexford, is something that more and more businesses are considering to keep their employees safe. Although the process of installing a Radon remediation system in a commercial building is slightly different, the steps to determining if it is right for your building is the same. Commercial building Radon testing is the first step to determining if Radon removal is necessary.
Even more important in Radon testing schools near Wexford, Pennsylvania. As our children spend just as much time in the classroom as they do at home, it is of equal importance to test the schools our children attend. In order to know if Radon testing in North Allegheny school district has been completed, contact your super intendent. Our team is licensed and certified to conduct Radon testing and Radon removal in commercial and public buildings, including schools.
Facts and Figures about Wexford Pennsylvania
Founded in 1828, Wexford is locate in Allegheny Pennsylvania. Wexford is home to over 26,000 people living in 9,073 households. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Wexford area has had 8,826 Radon tests conducted. The average level of a home is 8.9 pCi/L with the highest level being recorded being 229.5 pCi/L. The average Radon level of Wexford is 8.9 pCi/L which is 4.9 pCi/L above the EPA recommended action level.
The school district for Wexford is North Allegheny. North Allegheny can be found at 200 Hillvue Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 while the municipal building can be found at 303 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. The police department can be located at 230 Pearce Mill Rd, Wexford, PA 15090. All homes in Wexford PA should be tested for Radon and Radon remediation in Wexford Pennsylvania homes should be completed for any home testing above 4.0 pCi/L.
The Wexford area has the following zip codes which have the below average Radon levels. The local geo coordinates for Wexford are at 40.62249751 -80.053499786, 40°37'20.99" N -80°03'12.60" W.
Buying or selling your home in Wexford?
Are you looking to sell or buy a home in Wexford Pennsylvania or 15090 area? If so, more and more home buyers are looking to have Radon testing in Wexford PA completed during the home inspection. If the Radon test comes back high, then the buyer can negotiate with the seller to place a Radon system in the home. Home Radon Pros has installed Radon mitigation systems in Wexford PA area.
For real estate transactions, Radon reduction systems can be installed quickly to advance the sale of the home. This is not something that we would encourage you to waive if you are buying a home. For homes in Wexford Pennsylvania Radon mitigation systems increase the value of the home and will increase the life expectancy of those living in it.
Realtors looking for Radon mitigation in Wexford
There are several available realtors and real estate agents in Wexford Pennsylvania. Realtors looking to perform Radon mitigation system in Wexford Pennsylvania or the 15090 area can contact the Radon professionals at Home Radon Pros for how we can add value to your real estate team.
Home Radon Pros services all of Allegheny, PA including Wexford for Radon testing and removal. We encourage our realtors and homeowners to view what our clients say about us on Google to see why we are Pittsburgh’s most trusted Radon company.