Crow Wing County promoting National Radon Action Month
By Paul Vold firstname.lastname@example.org (1/22/21)
(Brainerd, MN) — The month of January is National Radon Action Month and this serves as the perfect time to make sure your home is safe from the potential deadly gas. Crow Wing County and the Minnesota Department of Health recommend that all homes get tested as 2 in 5 homes in Minnesota have dangerous levels of radon.
Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soil and can enter into houses through cracks or openings in walls and foundations. The only way to know if a radon is present in a house is to conduct a test, which should be done at least every 5 years and especially after buying a new heating system or adding central air conditioning.
Radon testing is easy, only takes 2-7 days, and is free through Crow Wing County Land Services Department to area residents Radon test kits are available to be picked up at the Land Services Building between the hours of 8am-5pm by appointment only. One can set up appointments by calling 218-824-1010.
Testing protocols indicate that tests should be done in the lowest level of the home that is occupied often. If your home’s radon level is at or about 4 pCi/L, one should strongly look into verification testing and have a radon mitigation system installed.