Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas found in soil and water that is produced by the decay of uranium found naturally underground. Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
The only way to know if a home has a radon gas problem is to test for it with special radon testing equipment.
A radon measurement will reveal radon levels inside a home and indicate whether mitigation is necessary. Radon mitigation systems can be installed that have the effect of keeping the radon to what is considered safe levels.
- Radon detection device(s) are placed in the interior spaces of the home
- After a period of time (usually 48 hours) the device(s) are removed
- The device(s) are examined to reveal the results
- You are provided with a report indicating the radon levels found in the home
Radon seeps into your home through the foundation and well water and actually becomes trapped in the living spaces. An estimated 1 in 15 homes have unacceptable radon levels, and even the cases with the highest levels can be mitigated. Learn more about radon, mold and the health of your home.