Why should you have your home tested for radon?

January 8, 2019

 

 

It might sound like something from a superhero movie, but radon can be a serious problem in high levels, and it could be present in your home.

 

What is radon?

 

Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It’s highly soluble, so it’s found in a lot of common household building materials, like sheetrock, concrete blocks, mortar, tar paper, wood paneling, and most insulations.

 

It’s not dangerous in low levels, but the Environmental Protection Agency recommends a level below 4 pCi/L.

 

When should I test my home for radon?

 

If you haven’t had your home tested for radon, the EPA suggests that you have it checked to make sure it’s at safe levels.

 

If you’re selling your home and have already had an inspection done, you can review the EPA’s checklist (found in this document) to ensure it was done correctly, then provide the results from that test to potential buyers.

 

Home buyers can choose to accept previous radon testing results from the sellers, or they can have a new test done. If a radon test hasn’t been done on a home you want to purchase, you should have one done.

 

How can I get my home tested for radon?


We offer radon testing services and would love to help make sure your home is completely safe for your family. Contact us today!

 

 

 

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