Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and is chemically inert. If you never test for it, you will not be able to tell it’s in the air. Radon is formed by radioactive decay of uranium. It exists naturally in low levels in rock, soil, and water.
Why Is Radon Testing Important?
Radon testing is important, because it can greatly affect your health if you are constantly breathing it in. Radon has been found to be the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is common in homes all over the United States. On average, 1 in 15 homes have a radon problem. As a full-service home inspection company, we know exactly what it takes to have a proper and safe home.
Who Needs Radon Testing?
The EPA recommends that a qualified professional is hired to perform radon testing and measurements. For new homes, buyers should inquire if radon-resistant construction features were used. Buyers should also ask if the new home has been tested. Radon levels that are less than 4 pCi/L are risky, and can and should be reduced. Instead of worrying whether radon is an issue or not, call Kenny Home Inspection Services to test your home.