Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps through invisible cracks or crevices in homes or buildings. The gas occurs when uranium in soil decays naturally. Radon is an ominous gas and the 2nd leading cause of cancer in the US. Once it sneaks into your home, it will collect in low-lying areas and build up slowly to dangerous levels. Prolonged exposure to radon can have a significant and injurious effect on health.
As a colorless and odorless gas, radon is imperceptible so it’s hard for humans to detect it. The only way to detect it is to have a home or building tested actively or passively. Active detection involves measuring radon levels in a section of your home and showing results while inactive testing involves collecting and testing air samples over a long period of time. Both methods work well in determining the risk level in a home.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends radon testing as a way of measuring the risk or level of exposure to radon. If you suspect radon presence in your home, you should not delay testing today. You can contact our qualified and experienced inspectors to help you conduct professional tests. Ventilation is enough to lower radon concentration, but it won’t eliminate the threat it poses. By taking active measures, you can minimize radon exposure and enhance the value of your home or building today.
What can Radon do to you?
Radon gas contains radioactive particles which get trapped in your lungs every time you take a breath. As these particles break down, they release bursts of radiation that damage or destroy lung tissue and cause lung cancer, and long-term exposure may even cause death.
Do you have any of the following in your home?
- Cinder-block, brick or rock wall
- Exposed soil in the basement or foundation
- Cracks in the basement wall or foundation
- An open sump pump hole or floor drain
- Spaces between walls and floors
- Exposed pipes or loose pipe fittings
Call 305-910-1171 today and request a Free Estimate today. We’re available for weekday inspections and weekend visit.