Radon is a radioactive gas found in the earth. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be harmful to human health. Radon gas is produced when uranium is mined in the ground. Uranium is a naturally occurring element found in all soils, but it is more concentrated in some soils than in others.
Radon gas can enter homes and buildings through cracks in the foundation, walls and floors. Inside, radon gas can accumulate in the air and be inhaled by people. When radon gas is inhaled, it can damage the lungs and increase the risk of lung cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after smoking. Each year, about 21,000 people die from lung cancer caused by radon exposure.
There are a number of steps you can take to reduce exposure to radon gas in your home. The most important thing is to have your home tested for radon. If the test results show that radon levels in your home are high, there are a number of ways to reduce radon levels in your home. These methods include:
We utilize a 3rd party who will set up a calibrated instrument known as Sun Nuclear Radon monitor which is both AARST and NRPP certified in order to conduct your test. Test takes 2 days and results is delivered on the day of pickup. No pickups are conducted on weekends. Rest assured, your family’s safety is our #1 priority.