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What You Need To Know About Radon In Montana

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. There are no standard medical screening tests to detect exposure to radon.  Testing your home is the only way to know if radon levels are high. You can’t predict the amount of radon in your home based on how old or new your home is; it depends on the ground on which it is built.

Most of Montana falls within the highest potential for radon (Zone 1) according to Environmental Protection Agency data.  So, testing your home for radon levels is certainly recommended.  See the radon zone map for Montana: http://www.city-data.com/radon-zones/Montana/Montana.html

The good news is that testing for radon is easy and inexpensive.  And, if you find your home has higher than safe radon levels, the problem can be solved by a relatively simple solution.

Happy New Year From My Family To Yours!

For many of us, the new year signifies new beginnings . . . the first day of the rest of your life!  Hoping this new year brings you all good things, and you are blessed with happiness, good health, and the love of family and friends.

Just Moved Into Your New Home: Don't Forget To Do These Things

When moving into your new home, there are lots of things that need to be done.  Even if your home is 'move-in-ready', you'll still have a list of items to take care of fairly quickly to ensure your safety and comfort.  Here are a few things you may not have thought about that should be done soon after moving in.

Change the Locks.  You never know who might have keys to the old locks.  Previous owners could have handed them out to relatives, neighbors, friends, and it is not likely that they remembered to get them back.  So, it's a good precautionary measure to install new locks.  Perhaps it's also an opportunity to upgrade to some of the cool new 'smart home' locks while you're at it.  You could get a home technology hub and then use the Hub with something like the Kwikset Smartcode 916 Electronic Deadbolt.