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Why you should avoid DIY Roofing projects?

We asked mike from a local Billerica roofing company, Why you should avoid DIY Roofing projects?
Today many homeowners are going in the route of DIY projects by getting inspired by their crazy and simple ideas. The DIY videos are fun to watch and it urges the viewers to try the hacks and at the same time save money too. But it would be a lot easy if they were limited to simple and easy projects like sink cleaning, sparkle making or cleaning and whitening the mildew and mold-covered bathroom.

When it comes to bigger project like caring, repairing or replacing your roof, it is advisable to leave the project to the skilled hands. The DIY videos may look very simple and easy, but no one knows the struggle the people have gone through the years to make the job perfect and look simple. They must have made many mistakes, got help from the experts, trained for a few years and also must have been in this business for many long years. This is the reason they are called professionals and so is why they demand a fee for their service. If you haven’t given much thought, then start by doing a simple roof repairing job. You will then realize the pain, effort and hard work employed to make the job perfect.

The job of roof fixing whether it is replacing or repairing it is a tedious and dangerous job. You will have no clue the experience and hard work demanded by the job and imagine the struggle the professionals must have gone through. Even if you want to fix the rooftop, and have no idea about the fixing process, you will end up in failing to get the best roofing materials. But if you got the materials too, you must have sure spent double the amount.

It would then lead to the next question, what is the roof type? Can you define it? If the answer is no, then it is another black star to your credit. The skills and the techniques achieved by the professionals over the years is what makes them stand out. That is why it is better to leave the job in the able hands. You will be shocked by the fees they demand their service. It would be half the amount, you must have spent while doing the job yourself.

There are many benefits to hiring a professional. If you are not satisfied or find any faults in the work, you can call them again and they perform the task for free of cost. If you are aware of the contract, you will also get insurance where it is clearly stated that if the job is poorly done by the professionals, they would take responsibility and do it for free. But it comes with a time limit. So make sure you read the contract and the insurance carefully.

The professionals would fix the roof job in quick time. Their experience would help them find the best solution faster and the repairing job would be done perfectly. But how long will it take you to do the job? Give a thought and consult the professionals.

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Know The Health Hazard Symptoms Of Radon

Radon (Rn) is a naturally occurring gas obtained from the sixth step of the radioactive breakdown of Uranium. Leading health authorities like WHO (World Health Organization) consider Radon exposure a health risk. Said by Julia from radon testing in Billerica MA

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) from the United States describes Radon as a carcinogenic substance. From a recent survey, the reports suggest that radon is a leading cause of cancer in non-smokers from the US. On the other hand, it is the second leading cancer causing factor in smokers.
It is hard to suggest any symptoms about Radon causing cancer. But still optimizing some accurate safety measures can prevent it. Further in this article, we will study in detail the symptoms, health hazards and their preventing measures.

Radon- A health hazard!

In the early 20th century Radon was used in beneficial health therapies like radiothorium. People started selling Radon containing drinking water. But it did not reach people due to its short life. Only in the late 20th century, scientists and health experts described it as a cancer-causing agent.

What makes Radon harmful?

Radon is a tasteless and colorless gas obtained from the breakdown of Uranium under the soil. The air pressure transfers this gas to the topmost layer of the soil due to its dense nature. This air then gets trapped under the cracks and basement of homes. Then it starts affecting people through the air. Radon is found everywhere, although it’s overexposure can cause significant risks to the lungs.

Major symptoms of Radon poisoning

The most complicated concern about Radon is that it doesn’t have any symptoms. A human can neither see it nor feel it. One can only know about the problem when it grows big and causes lung cancer. People who live in the zone 1 area should strictly follow the prescribed precautions to ensure health safety. Zone 1 areas are the ones where the radiation levels are high and out of the safety limits of EPA. If a person feels chest pain, or observe blood in vomit, then he/she should rush to a hospital to prevent further risks.

Is there any diagnostic test for Radon?
Currently, there is no test to diagnose any health effects of Radon. So it is recommended to stay away from its exposure.

Prevention from exposure of Radon

A survey from the health department suggests that 1 out of 15 homes in the US face high Radon radiation levels. The Radon test kits available in the market for low cost can detect the Radon levels inside the house.
After buying the kit, it has to be kept in a place inside the house where it won’t get disturbed. After 5-7 days, it should be sent to the laboratory for further evaluation.
The suction pumps can be used to pump Radon from outside the house. Radon pumps can be installed to move the Radon gas away from home. By improvising the ventilation system, one can prevent hazardous gas from entering the house.

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