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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Testing Your Home For Elevated Radon Levels

Jennie Lucas

Radon is a home threat that individuals will often neglect to take seriously, and this can put their family's health in extreme danger. While there are tests that can accurately measure the amount of radon that is in a home, individuals are often making decisions about these tests with faulty information.

Myth: Radon Testing Is Only Needed When First Buying A Home

As part of the home buying process, individuals are encouraged to complete a radon test so that they are informed if the home has dangerously high levels of radon gas in it. However, individuals will often be under the assumption that this is the only time when they will need to have one of these tests done to their homes. In reality, a radon test should be completed every couple of years as the levels of this gas can fluctuate over time. If you are failing to test the home's radon levels every few years, this could lead to you potentially being exposed to dangerous levels of this gas without realizing the threat.

Myth: Radon Testing Is A Very Quick Process

While radon tests can be an effective way of monitoring for this threat, individuals often drastically underestimate the amount of time that will be needed to complete this test. In many cases, it may take several days to a week for an accurate measure of the radon levels in the home to be captured. Due to this, it may be necessary to leave testing kits or strips out, and you will have to take care to avoid disturbing these kits as this could interfere with the accuracy of the results. While this may take longer than individuals were assuming or hoping, it is necessary due to the trace amount of this gas being difficult to measure along with the reality that it can fluctuate over the course of time.

Myth: The Basement Is The Only Area That Needs To Be Tested For Radon

The basement is one of the areas that will be the most prone to developing radon problems. However, this is not the only area of the home that will need to be tested for elevated radon levels. In reality, it is best to test all of the ground floor living areas. Depending on the design of the home, it could be possible for this gas to be directed towards a particular area of the home, and a comprehensive assessment of the home can be necessary for identifying whether this is occurring.