Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. These properties render it very dangerous, especially when it is inside a home such as a condo. The biggest health risk from radon is the increased chance of lung cancer from radon particles getting trapped in your lungs after you breathe them in. Many people think of lung cancer as something only smokers have to worry about, but radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Reducing radon exposure in condos has always been a goal of various federal agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. These agencies worked together with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to study the problem of radon exposure.
The result was new regulations addressing the issue of radon in condos. These new requirements focus on radon testing and mitigation in different types of multifamily housing including condos. Any multifamily housing receiving financing from HUD will need to be tested for radon. If the test shows a radon concentration above the cutoff point of four picocuries per liter, a radon mitigation system is required to be installed inside the condo.
Dayton’s Pest Control provides radon testing and inspection services for condos. Given that HUD regulations require radon testing and mitigation to be supervised by a certified radon professional, it is important to select a company that can provide the kind of expertise you will find at Dayton’s Pest Control. There are risks to selecting someone who is unlicensed. Choosing an unlicensed service provider means going with someone who probably does not have the manpower, equipment or knowledge to properly test for radon or install a radon mitigation system. Make the right choice and choose a licensed radon professional experienced with large multifamily dwellings such as condos instead.
Some of what Dayton’s Pest Control is able to provide includes:
- Testing and inspecting your condo for radon
- Free estimates for radon mitigation when required
- Expertise in designing a radon mitigation system
- Radon mitigation services for existing condos
Don’t take any chances with your new or existing condo. Radon exposure can be detrimental to your health. Remember, you cannot detect radon gas without professional help, so it could be present in your condo without you being aware of it. Make the wise call by contacting Dayton’s Pest Control for radon mitigation services. We offer free consultations directly inside your home. This means there is no obligation to you to learn if you are protected from radon. Contact Dayton’s Pest Control today.