What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas, which is caused by uranium in the Earth’s crust breaking down. Radon can be found in most areas of the world, and is one of the most common issues revealed by home inspections.
What Safety Risks Does Radon Have?
Radon is a carcinogen, and is the second most-common cause of lung cancer, behind only tobacco use. This means that it’s an extremely dangerous gas, and any excessive presence of radon in your home could increase your risk of developing cancer, even if you don’t smoke.
Is My Home At Risk For Elevated Radon Levels?
There is no way to tell which homes have elevated radon levels unless they are tested. Every home could be at risk for high levels of radon, and because radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless, you cannot detect this gas without a specialized testing kit.
What’s The Process Of Radon Testing Like?
4 Corner Inspections utilizes accurate continuous radon monitors to provide us with the radon levels in the home. All of our monitors are calibrated and factory tested on an annual basis. The monitor will be placed on the lowest livable level of the home for a minimum of 48 hours. Often times, we can place the monitor 2 days before the inspection so we can provide your test results the same day of the inspection.
What Can I Do If My Home Has Elevated Radon Levels?
If your home has high radon levels, you may be able to remedy this issue by installing a specialized exhaust system, or using plastic sheeting which prevents the gas from entering your home through the foundation or crawlspace. You will receive a Radon & Real Estate Guide with every test that will provide numerous steps that can be taken to lower radon levels.
If you need radon testing contact 4 Corner Inspections today!