You invest time and money in making sure your home is beautiful and comfortable to live in. But why haven’t you scheduled radon testing for your home yet?
Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the environment. It forms as the byproduct of uranium’s decay or breakdown.
Radon could get inside your house through the holes and cracks in your foundation or basement. As it accumulates, it could be trapped inside your house — exposing you to the dangers of long-term exposure from this dangerous gas. Because it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, it is hard to determine when you’re exposed to the gas.
Why Should You Test for Radon?
Did you know there are more cancer deaths due to radon exposure than drunk driving and home fires combined? This is according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Research also shows that one in every 15 homes in the country has an elevated level of radon.
It’s important to test for radon as you can find this radioactive gas in many homes across the country. Any property could have an undiscovered radon problem. Your risks for developing health issues doubles (or even triples) if you have underlying factors, such as if you are a smoker.
The Surgeon General and the EPA strongly recommends testing your home for radon. This is especially important if you’re living in a residential complex and your unit is below the third floor. Additionally, never rely on your neighbor’s radon testing result. Even houses that are beside each other could have different radon levels.
The only way to find out if your home has a high level of this radioactive gas is by scheduling radon testing with an experienced radon technician.
When Should You Schedule Radon Testing?
Consider radon testing if you’ve never tested your house for this radioactive gas. Additionally, if you’re buying or selling a property, it’s good practice to have it tested for the presence of radon. It will give you peace of mind knowing your family is safe from the harmful effects of radon.
How Do You Test for Radon?
There are many ways to test for radon. You could do it yourself by getting a testing device or work with a certified radon technician.
If you’ve never done this before, it’s advisable to speak with experts to ensure that you’re doing it the right way. With an experienced and certified radon technician, you can be sure that your test results are accurate.
Are you ready to schedule for radon testing in Annapolis or Severna Park? Atlantic Radon is here to help. Fill out our contact form for a free estimate.