Radon Testing is a vital component of your home inspection. There’s no doubt that radon is here to stay. The health risks are significant. Radon testing and handling Radon issues enhance the real estate transaction. We help our clients understand radon and what their options are.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas. It is produced naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium found in soil, rock, and water. Radon can enter homes through cracks and holes in the foundation. In addition, it gets in through plumbing, wiring gaps, and construction joints.
According to EPA estimates, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking. Radon is roughly responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
Surprisingly high Radon levels are in most home types. Some examples would be old homes, new homes, drafty homes, and insulated homes. Homes with and without basements are at risk. Remember that homes next door or close to each other could have differing radon concentrations.
The good news is that even if a home has high radon levels, radon mitigation is simple. Qualified radon mitigation contractors can install a radon mitigation system. The mitigation system provides a permanent solution. Learn more about radon mitigation.
The radon level in a home can vary significantly from one home to another. Homes with high levels of radon need to have mitigation. Knowing if your home has radon is essential before buying or selling it.