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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

Making Sure Your Building Is Safe From Radon

by Pedro Taylor

If you are just embarking on a grand opening for your new store or business, congratulations! While there are plenty of boxes to check off your to-do list before the big launch day, don't forget about one important safety test—checking for radon gas. Here is why it is important to test for radon on your property. 

The Invisible Poison 

Radon is an odorless and colorless radioactive gas that is found outdoors. It is a naturally forming gas made from radioactive metal like radium that breaks down in soil and rocks. It can easily enter structures through the foundation and become trapped. This makes it easy for people to breathe in this gas and expose their lungs to this deadly gas. This can result in lung cancer, especially if the person is already a smoker. 

Keeping everyone safe in and around your building is important. When it comes to radon, there are no signs or indications that the dangerous gas may be lurking beneath the surface. Utilizing commercial property radon services is the best way to test your soil and air for radon just to be safe. 

Causes Long-Term Harm

Radon exposure isn't something you can detect right away. It can take years to show signs of things like lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, notes that radon exposure is the contributor to more than 21,000 deaths of lung cancer annually. 

Even if you were exposed several years ago, you should be aware of signs of lung cancer, which include:

  • Weight loss
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Consistent Coughing

If you have these symptoms, see a medical professional right away. Whether you know you were exposed to radon, a wellness check will help you get treated quickly. 

Testing Is The Easiest Solution 

It is very important for property radon testing to take place to ensure your business property isn't highly contaminated. This will ensure that the ground and air levels have a safe rating. According to the Cleveland Clinic, any radon level over 4pCi/L is considered high and needs to be addressed by a professional. 

You can do a simple radon test in the building yourself. If the test indicates higher levels of radon, you should call a company to do further radon testing. 

From there, radon mitigation services will be needed. They use home pressurization, soil suction, and other techniques to trap radon to prevent it from spreading into the interior air space. 

Radon is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately. The less exposure to radon in your business, the better chances people will not be affected. Getting the issue under control will bring you peace of mind as you move forward with your business venture.  

To find out more, contact a company like Cardinal Construction Services LLC