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Transform Your Hartwood, VA Dream Home Into A Safe Haven

It is one thing to have a dream home. Having it in Hartwood, VA makes it all the more appealing. One of the tour destinations found in Hartwood, VA is the winery. Hartwood Winery is the ideal place to visit whenever you have guests who just love good wine, or if you're visiting in Stafford County. You’ll enjoy learning about the grapes and how they've turned into those popular wines.

Living in Hartwood, VA would make your home the ultimate holiday destination for your family and friends who fancy wine tours. That's just one of the reasons why you want your home to keep your home Radon-free. In Virginia, Radon levels need to be checked frequently. The following post explains why:

Radon Testing

What is Radon?

Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, (radioactive metals) breaks down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Because radon comes naturally from the earth, people are always exposed to it.

Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you or your family is at risk of high radon exposure. Read more at CDC…

The last thing you want is to be in a constant state of risk in your home. Why not ensure your home is safe for you and your loved ones?

If you are wondering how to deal with Radon or when you should take action, then the following post will be helpful:

Radon Testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 deaths are caused each year by radon.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and according to the US EPA, nearly 1 in 4 homes checked in seven states, and on three Indian lands, had screening levels over 4 pCi/L, the EPA’s recommended action level for exposure.

The alpha radiation emitted by radon is the same alpha radiation emitted by other alpha generating radiation sources such as plutonium.

A family whose has radon levels of 4 pCi/L is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site. (25 mrem limit, 800 mrem exposure) Read more at Radon.Com…

Radon exposure is something you don’t want to take a chance on. Schedule for a Radon test as soon as possible.

Finally, a genuine concern would be whether the Radon levels can change over time. The following post answers this question in detail:

Radon Testing

Natural causes of radon level fluctuation:

  • Light wind or rain – light wind and rain are generally not a big concern when it comes to radon level changes, but if they do have an effect it will be very small in terms of radon test results.

  • Heavy storms – heavy wind, rain, or other stormy conditions can have a severe impact on your radon test levels, however. The radon levels of your home can become higher during rainstorms, and this is due to barometric pressure changes as well as changes in the soil beneath and around your home. Read more at American Radon LLC…

Radon levels are subject to environmental factors. However, you can take an active role in ensuring your home is safe for all who live there.

The good news is that you don’t have to struggle with this issue alone. Leave the work to the experts… Learn more about our radon testing services.

Don’t hesitate to call Bell Harig Home Inspections today to schedule a radon test in Hartwood. Our combined experience of 60 years is worth investing in. Make an appointment with us – call (540) 881-0550.