Did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer.
So what exactly is Radon and how can we test it?
Radon is a naturally-occurring, colorless and odorless, radioactive gas. While radon is naturally occurring in the atmosphere in trace amounts, sometimes levels can get out of hand indoors when it becomes trapped after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. This is why a radon test is highly recommended when inspecting your home.
You can take steps to reduce and control the amount of radon in your home. Have your home tested by a professional, as testing is the only way to determine radon levels. If levels are at or above 148 Becquerls/meter3 (4 picocuries/liter), radon levels need to be mitigated from the home with an underground ventilation system.
Schedule your radon inspection today with Paragon Property Inspections & keep you and your family safe. A home inspection that buys you peace of mind.