Environmental Protection Agency offers homeowners improvement incentives
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 9:46:01 AM
Homeowners interested in home improvement financing to better their property's indoor air quality may wish to contact their state radon office.
The Environmental Protection Agency and other departments have declared January as the official National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from uranium breaking down in soil, rock and water. Over 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year.
In an effort to decrease this alarming statistic, an action plan has been put in place to educate the public on radon risk and to address providing financial incentives to drive testing and solutions.
A homeowner can easily test for elevated levels of radon by purchasing an affordable do-it-yourself test kit at a home improvement or hardware store. Homeowners worried about radon levels now or in the future may wish to get home improvement loans in order to install or adapt new radon-resistant construction techniques into their property.
Safety can be a prime concern for a homeowner. However, with proper funding and a concrete plan, an owner can achieve a secure abode.