About M. Webster Construction, Inc. in Lebanon, PA

There’s No Better Time to Test for Radon

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test for Radon During National Radon Action Month

Theres No Better Time to Test for Radon - Image 1

Most of us spend a majority of our time indoors and this is especially true during colder months. With winter comes an increased risk of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. When a home is sealed up for the winter, elevated radon levels can also become a major problem. Along with inspecting our heating system and installing a CO detector, winter is an ideal time to test for radon. During National Radon Action Month in January, M. Webster Construction, Inc. is encouraging Central PA residents to take action to protect their homes and families.

Elevated radon levels found in 1 out of every 15 homes

Much like carbon monoxide, radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas. Elevated levels of radon are found in every state and can be present in every home. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths per year. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer cases in the U.S. and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that becomes a hazard when at a high concentration. The EPA has found proof that exposure to elevated levels of radon can have serious health implications, including cancer and death. When radon is trapped inside our home or a building, the gas can reach harmful levels. One out of every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The only way to find out if radon is a problem in your home is by conducting a test.

The cost of radon mitigation is the same as many home repairs

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Radon test kits can be purchased at local hardware and home improvement stores. The EPA suggests having a radon reduction system installed if the test shows a radon level of over 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), however, levels less than 4 pCi/L may still pose a risk. A qualified radon contractor can thoroughly inspect your radon problem and help choose the right solution to effectively reduce radon levels. A radon mitigation system can reduce levels in your home up to 99 percent. If you already have a radon mitigation system installed, they can also provide a radon system inspection.

M. Webster Construction, Inc. urges Pennsylvania residents to take action during this year’s National Radon Action Month by testing their homes for radon. The cost of fixing your radon problem is similar to that of many home repairs like painting or installing a new water heater, but the payoff is priceless. Contact M. Webster Construction, Inc. to schedule a radon test or for more information on radon mitigation in Reading, Harrisburg and surrounding areas.

Serving PA including the Greater Reading area
Our Pennsylvania Service Area
Cities in Berks County, PA
Bernville
Bethel
Hamburg
Kenhorst
Laureldale
Leesport
Mohnton
Mohrsville
Muhlenberg
North Heidelberg
Reading
Robesonia
Shillington
Shoemakersville
Sinking Spring
Springmont
Temple
Wernersville
West Reading
Womelsdorf
Wyomissing

Cities in Dauphin County, PA
Berrysburg
Dauphin
Elizabethville
Grantville
Gratz
Halifax
Harrisburg
Hershey
Highspire
Hummelstown
Lykens
Middletown
Millersburg
Paxtang
Penbrook
Pillow
Royalton
Steelton
Wiconisco
Williamstown

Cities in Lancaster County, PA
Adamstown
Akron
Bird In Hand
Clay
Cocalico
Columbia
Denver
East Earl
East Petersburg
Eden
Elizabethtown
Ephrata
Hempfield
Lancaster
Landisville
Leacock
Leola
Lititz
Manheim
Marietta
Maytown
Mount Joy
Mountville
Narvon
New Holland
Reamstown
Reinholds
Rheems
Rothsville
Stevens
Terre Hill
Wheatland

Cities in Lebanon County, PA
Annville
Cleona
Cornwall
Fredericksburg
Jonestown
Lebanon
Mount Gretna
Myerstown
Newmanstown
Palmyra
Richland

Our Locations:

M. Webster Construction, Inc.
805 Pershing Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
1-717-473-6020
Radon Testing Radon Mitigation