Collegeville, PA, June 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- According to Accredited Radon Mitigation
, radon gas is a major problem throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. Call (610) 489-4501 for information about reducing your home’s levels of radon gas. Accredited Radon also has measurement options available to test your home’s radon levels.
Some of the Eastern Pennsylvania areas that have elevated levels of radon are Havertown, Norristown, Bethlehem, Aston, Kunkletown, Collegeville, Wallingford, Conshohocken, Langhorne, Harleysville, Skippack, Glenside, King of Prussia, Breinigsville, North Wales, Macungie, and Royersford. Although the towns listed are “high” radon areas, most of Pennsylvania has the same problem.
When radon test results are over 3.9, a radon reduction system should be installed to remediate the home. This is known as “abatement” or Radon Mitigation Systems
. These systems consist of PVC piping that extends from the lowest foundation level of the home (i.e. basement slab or crawl space) to the outside of the home. Attached to the pipes is a small vacuum fan that pulls air through the pipe, essentially drawing the radon out from below the house.
The Environmental Protection Agency states that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking. The Midwest and Eastern United States has radon levels that are much higher than the national average so testing for radon should be a routine part of home maintenance if you live in Pennsylvania. More of the elevated radon zones are located in Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Harrisburg, Orefield, Bethlehem, Drexel Hill, Whitehall, Phoenixville, Easton, Wayne, Media, Lansdale, Ambler, Elkins Park, Eagleville, Emmaus, Nazareth, Easton, Scranton, and Blue Bell. However, all homes should be tested whether in a “high zone” or not.
“Radon is an invisible, odorless, colorless radioactive gas that could be a problem in any home” according to Jeff Finken, a certified radon specialist with Accredited Radon Mitigation. Radon test kits are available from home improvement store such as Home Depot and Lowes, from your local hardware store, or directly from Accredited Radon Mitigation by calling (610) 489-4501 or visiting their website: http://www.Accredited-Radon.com
An effective radon reduction system
can be installed in most homes in a day or less by a qualified contractor. Contact a Certified radon company to assess your situation if your radon level is 4.0 or higher. Accredited Radon is one of the larger radon companies in Eastern Pennsylvania. The service: Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Northampton, Lehigh, Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia County, Lebanon, York, Dauphin, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties. You can reach them by calling (610) 489-4501.