Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that is odorless and colorless. One cannot detect it on their own and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The gas comes up through the Earth's crust naturally so it is in the air everywhere. Contrary to popular belief, it does not matter what kind of foundation the property has. What matters is the composition of the rock under the property. The gas comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in the rock composition and becomes radon gas once it is in the air. The reason it is so important to test the home is because we are monitoring to make sure inside levels are similar to outside levels.
The EPA recommends that if you are buying or selling a home, you should have the radon levels tested. If you already own a home, you should have it tested every 2 years to make sure healthy levels are being maintained because soil is always moving and changing. One year you could have normal levels, and the next year you could have rising levels. It is important to know that getting a radon test done is so advantageous to you when you are buying and/or selling a home. If you are selling a home sometimes doing the radon test early and fixing the home, if needed, is good so it won't complicate the sale later on.
If you are a buyer, getting the radon test during the inspection period is best so you are better prepared to make decisions about your new home.
Contact us today to schedule radon testing services.
We use electronic continuous monitors only! These monitors provided by SunRadon have the best technology for testing. The EPA says that for Real Estate transactions, the test is placed in the home for a minimum of 48 hours. Professional PDF reports are sent three to four days later. Call us today to schedule your radon test.