With the New Year upon us, it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. The New Year is a great time to start making positive changes in your life and in your home.
Make it safe!
As we embark on a new year, here are a few simple tips that will help keep your loved ones safe around the house, now and throughout the year ahead:
First, check your house for radon. This colorless, odorless gas causes about 21,000 cases of lung cancer every year from the radioactive particles it traps in the lungs as we breathe, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One in every fifteen homes has elevated levels. And with test kits costing as little as $20 at your local hardware store, there’s no reason not test your home this month.
Radon mitigation is a simple process and there are professionals out there who specialize in it so don’t put off testing until next year. While you’re testing for radon, check your smoke, carbon monoxide detectors, and furnace filters to start 2015 out right.