What is Radon?

No matter where you are in America, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas. Radon is a natural, radioactive gas that is produced as a by-product during the breakdown of uranium in the Earth’s crust.

Normally, radon naturally dissipates into the atmosphere when it escapes the soil, & isn’t something to be concerned about. 

However, if it is released under the foundation of a home, it seeps into the home’s air & cannot dissipate fully. At this point the gas is extremely dangerous for the health of you and your family. 

Radon is invisible, tasteless, & odorless – making it undetectable without equipment – and it is extremely carcinogenic. According to the EPA, radon is one of the leading contributors to the development of lung cancer, behind only smoking. For this reason, regular radon testing is key whether you’re a homeowner, or you’re interested in purchasing a home. 

Why Get a Radon Test?

The biggest benefit of radon testing is peace of mind. 

Radon has no smell, taste, or color, & beyond contributing to the development of lung cancer –  radon exposure has no symptoms that can be identified by a doctor. That means a radon test is the only way to make sure your home doesn’t contain high levels of radon.

Radon tests can save you money if you’re trying to sell your home, because you can provide information about radon levels to potential buyers, and ensure you meet local codes related to radon compliance. 

The EPA also recommends that you test for radon when buying a home. That way, if high levels of radon are detected, you can request that the home seller install mitigation features, or you can back out of the purchase by utilizing your home inspection contingency. 

Test Your Home for Radon Today & Keep Your Family Safe

Schedule an inspection today, and make sure your home is free of this potentially-deadly, radioactive gas.

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