Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibilities. One very important aspect of owning your own home is making sure that it is safe for you and your family. There are many things to consider when checking the safety of your home, but one very important test to have is radon testing.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. Unfortunately, there is no way to know if there is radon in your home unless you test for it. Radon is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water and can be found in all 50 states. Naturally existing, low levels of uranium occur widely in Earth’s crust. Once produced, radon moves through the ground to the air above. Some remains below the surface and dissolves in water that collects and flows under the ground’s surface.
Radon is a major concern for your health because it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. This is especially important is you have someone living in the basement of your home.
Whether you own a home or are about to buy, it is important to schedule a radon test for the home. If you are buying a home and the home doesn’t currently have a mitigation system it is a good idea to have radon testing done prior to closing on the home. If radon levels are high then you will want to have a mitigation system installed.
Keep you and your family safe by ensuring that you are living in a safe home. If you have not had your home tested for radon, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.