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Top five reasons why you should consider testing your home for radon

Are you safe enough from radon? Radon, an invisible and naturally occurring toxic gas, comes from uranium breaking down deep in soil. It can get into homes and buildings undetected through cracks in foundations or gaps around pipes, as well as though floor slabs, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window casements, floor drains, sumps or cavities inside walls. No area in Alberta — and across Canada — is considered radon free, confirmed Health Canada. A 2012 cross-Canada survey shows 6.9 per cent of Canadians live in homes with radon above the acceptable limit. The Canadian Radon Guideline

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Spring Season and Indoor Air Quality

Spring brings warmer weather which encourages Canadians to open the windows and let in the fresh spring air into the home. As well, spring is the perfect time to start some spring cleaning throughout the home. Here are some simple tips to follow for healthy air in the home: Remove clutter such as old books or clothes – these items attract dust and mould. Use air-friendly cleaning products. Mix baking soda and water to form a cleaning paste or mix equal parts lemon juice and water for an effective surface cleaner. Vinegar is also great for cleaning windows and other

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