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How to protect your home against 5 hidden hazards

Date Published: 10/15/2020 [Source]

Everyone wants their home to be safe. They look for obvious risks damaged floor boards, bad wiring, roof leaks. But in older housing stock like Maine's, sometimes the dangers are hidden. Do you know what to look for?

Radon: Maine has relatively high levels of radon in homes compared to other states. The Bangor Daily News reported in 2014 that an estimated one in three homes in Maine ha d dangerous levels of radon gas. You can't see or smell this toxic gas, but indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Here is how to protect yourself form radon in the home.

Preparedness and awareness will help keep you and your family safe from the various hazards that can be present in your home.