How You Can Monitor Radon Levels In Your Home

Written by admin on April 24, 2019. Posted in Local radon mitigation and abatement, Radon, Radon testing contractor

For people of all ages, their home is considered a sanctuary, a safe place where they can feel comfortable and be protected from danger.

A home can certainly be a place of great comfort, but whether Americans know it or not, there are silent dangers they can’t see. One of the biggest silent dangers is radon, a natural radioactive gas that can’t be seen or smelled.

Exposure to radon can have some negative effects on a person’s health, especially on the lungs. The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. today and affects smokers and non-smokers alike. The Surgeon General’s Office estimates that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. In addition, the risk of lung cancer increases by 16% per 100 Bq/m increase in long time average radon concentration.

You’re probably thinking all those statistics sound horrible and you’re wondering if your home is affected by radon. Truthfully, there’s a go

Why Your Septic System Matters

Written by admin on April 23, 2019. Posted in Blocked toilet oxford al, Plumbing services, Septic tank cleaning

If you live in the United States, the chances that your home has some type of septic system is actually quite high. As a matter of fact, a full one quarter of all homes in this country operate off of septic systems, a number that has remained firm – and high – over the course of the years. And caring for the typical septic system is certainly of a huge importance, and something that must be carefully considered in each and every home where such a septic system is present, from the size of the septic system itself to avoiding the use of a grease disposal as much as possible. In fact, the way that grease disposal is conducted in and of itself can end up having a big impact on the overall quality of the septic system in question.

For one thing, reducing the amount of water that is used on a yearly, monthly, weekly, and even daily basis can help to not only reduce water costs and your home’s impact on the environment, but can also help to lower the problems that your septic system mig