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Boogeyman

THE BOOGEYMAN!

What is radon? A boring but important concern!

There are still many people that do not know what radon is or that it is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. I get those calls almost daily and my immediate reaction is alarm. Then I put it into perspective and realize if not for being in the radon business, I too might not be in the know. Therefore, I will do my due diligence
and list a few radon facts, plain and simple.

1. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium in the soil.

2. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles and can be trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As the particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This can cause damage to lung tissue and may lead to lung cancer.

3. Homes,  new or old,  have the potential to show elevated levels of radon.

4. Misconception:   A home closed up for a long period of time will test higher than a home under normal usage.  Radon reaches its highest potential level within about 12 hours of being closed up.

5. Radon fluctuates,  it does not maintain a constant level.

6. Nearly any home can be fixed. A home with a radon system is a home with an additional safety feature.

7. A radon system is roughly the cost of a new hot water heater. However,  a new hot water heater will not save your life,  although,  at times you may think so!

The invisible boogeyman…it’s not under the bed, not in the closet, you can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it or hear it, but it’s there.

TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON TO UNMASK THIS BOOGEYMAN!

Is riding a horse and texting dangerous?

Riding and Texting???

This does not directly correlate to radon, but I had to share a humorous relationship between the old and the new.

While traveling down the highway the other day, I witnessed the past meeting the present.   A cowgirl on a horse texting.   haha

I was too far away to tell if what she was holding in her hand was the latest and best iPhone  or if the cowgirl had a six- shooter strapped to her. The horse was at a full stop, along the outside of the corral watching for conflicting traffic.

We could take lessons from that horse and cowgirl. If that horse had been trotting or galloping the cowgirl might have lost her phone or worse, fell off.   Fortunately the horse was the driver, so to speak.

Perhaps we should file this under uncommon dangers.

Anti Radon Robin

Protecting Your Stompin’ Grounds

I am a lover of all creatures big and small, wild and tame. A dead animal in the road, I apologize for the unfortunate demise of that creature.
When I can, all bugs are captured and released. Yes, I am overboard!

The first morning, afternoon and early evening I didn’t think much of the robin attacking his reflection in the window. The next couple of days he would find wax paper,
foil streamers, blue painter’s tape, nothing worked, we even found him peeking around the obstacles to find the other male robin. My emotions had changed from sad to
perplexed to annoyed. He was persistent, after all, he was protecting his mate, their nest and their soon to arrive babies. After two weeks, he is gone.
I can’t help but wonder if the window decor gave him the feeling of victory or defeat. The male robin could see his nemesis, so to speak, and wanted only to protect.

For the most part, we as humans want to protect our mate, our children, our home. Sometimes, we can not see our nemesis. Radon is not visible and does not have an
odor, it is our danger, testing for it is the only sure way of finding if it is invading your home and harming your family.

Just like the robin we must protect our stompin’ grounds and those we love!

We will help you with any radon issues, we look forward to talking to you!

Goodbye old blog, Hello new blog!

Hello world! (Once again)

The blog is dead. Long Live The Blog!Goodbye old blog, Hello new blog!

Just as the olden days when a monarch was ‘departed’, ‘deported’, etc. the masses acknowledged the change briefly mentioning the ‘old’ and then exuberatantly celebrating the ‘new’!

That’s what we’re going to do.

Somehow our old blog cease of quality function. Perhaps radon got to it??

:-)

We’re going to have some fun, tell some stories and provide some expertise and information along the way.

Send us emails! Comment on our posts. Tell your friends!

Mostly, thanks for stopping by and reading our posts. If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, just send them to us at midamericaradon@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Robin “Robin Radon” Slentz
(913) 469-1997
Mid America Radon Testing and Mitigation
www.midamericaradon.com