Radon Gas is Odorless and Tasteless
There are no immediate symptoms or warning signs that radon is present and harmful levels can go un-detected until testing is completed.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer and high levels have been found in every state of the U.S.
The EPA reports that nearly 8 million homes in the country have elevated radon levels. Is your home one of them?
Reported by the EPA, radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2900 of those deaths occur among people who have never smoked. It is reported that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.
You should have your home tested to determine if radon levels in your home or a home you are about the purchase can place you and your family at risk.
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory
Radioactive Radon Gas statistics "Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."
We make use of the latest products and techniques that will accurately be able to tell us the amount of the radon gas is in the air of your home or the home you are attempting to purchase.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends test results should be below 4.0 pCi/L. The EPA also recommends retesting at least every two years and whenever significant changes to the home structure or mechanical systems occur.
Mitigation is simple and affordable, and having a system in place that is installed by a professional will only help you with future real estate transactions, in addition to improving your family's overall health and safety in the home.