Radon is a radioactive gas that is present in water, soil, and air. As it is colorless and odorless, it could be difficult to detect by an untrained individual.

It’s important to reach out to a certified radon inspector for any radon-related concerns. But before you do, here’s what you need to know about radon testing and inspection.

  1. How do I know when I should test my house for radon?

Unfortunately, there are no telltale signs of radon accumulation. The only way to know that radon is present in your property is by testing for it. If you’ve never had your house checked for radon, it’s best to schedule a radon inspection soon.

The longer you put off an inspection, the longer it will take you to decide whether you need to have radon mitigation or remediation.

  1. How did radon get into my house?

In the United States, radon’s main point of entry into a home is through the soil. Your house acts as a vacuum, which draws radon from the soil into your house from the foundation. This happens because of the difference in air pressure inside your home and around the foundation.

Another way that radon gets in your home is through the water system. If it is present in water, you could be releasing it into the air every time you take a shower or open a faucet. 

  1. What should I do if my house tested for high levels of radon?

If your home tested for high levels of radon, the next step is to choose a radon mitigation system. A certified radon inspector could recommend the best system and mitigating.

  1. How often should I test for radon?

If you already have a radon mitigation system set up, there is no need for regular testing. The system would often let you know if your radon is reaching dangerous levels again. But, if your property will undergo structural changes, it’s best to check for your radon levels.  

You can prevent significant health risks caused by long-term radon exposure. The key is to work with a certified radon inspector to check your home and help you with radon mitigation.

Atlantic Radon is a team of certified radon inspectors. We have years of experience in testing and mitigating radon in Maryland. Let us help you protect your family’s health. Call us at 240-500-0259 or fill out our contact form to schedule radon inspection or request an estimate.