radon testing

Should I Test for Radon During My Home Inspection?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. 

According to top real estate agents around the country, 99 percent of the time, the answer is “Yes!”

What is Radon?

Radon, is a transparent radioactive gas that has no smell, taste, or color. When the uranium in soil and rocks decays over time, radon gas is released-this process lets off radioactive particles. Since it is a gas, radon has the ability to enter structures through cracks and/or openings in the foundation.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states “Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer.

What does the Test Consist Of?

Typically the test is a two-day process in which canisters, or a machine, are placed in the lowest level of a home that is habitable. Radon is always present, but fluctuates constantly. After 48 hours, the average radon level is taken and recorded. If the radon level is found to be at, or above 4.0 pCi/L, it is considered to be “unsafe” by the EPA.

Testing is the only way to know if you have an elevated radon level.

Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution!

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Phone: 434-665-0798
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