What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. In order to protect yourself and your family, it is in your best interest to get your home tested to assess the risk. With that knowledge, you can decide the best way to proceed.
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Radon can be found all over the U.S.
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
You should test for radon.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools.
Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon. Call us to set-up your Radon test today.
Inspect your home for Radon gas every 2 years. Radon is an odorless gas and also the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Once radon damage is done to the lungs your body does not heal and it follows you for the rest of your life. The reason why this is so vital to check for is because the only way you know if your home has Radon is to test for it. Call our Certified Radon Specialist today to set up your Test.
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Our home inspections typically range from 2-3 hours long depending on the size of the house and you are invited to follow along with our inspector as they perform your home inspection.