Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air you breathe. You cannot see, smell or taste radon- but when you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer dramatically increases. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels, and the EPA and the Surgeon General recommend all homes be tested. Additional information regarding radon can be found at EPA.gov
What Is Radon Testing?
Complete Home Inspection, LLC is licensed by the National Radon Safety Board to perform radon testing in homes. Testing is a relatively simple process with some complex equipment, a continuous radon monitor, that takes air samples from the home hourly over a 48-hour period. After the designated time has passed, readings from the monitor can be evaluated to determine if corrections to the home should be made to reduce radon levels.
If you are buying or selling a home, or just want to make sure you and your loved ones are safe, give us a call to set up your testing appointment today!