It is Radon Gas awareness month.
When was the last time you had your Radon Gas levels tested?
You may have heard much about Radon in the news in the last couple of years, but what is radon gas and how harmful is it to you and your family?
What Is Radon Gas?
Radon gas is colorless, odorless and radioactive. The gas is naturally occurring as the byproduct of minerals decaying in your soil. Minnesota is known to have radon gas present, and in a large part of the state the predicted average indoor screening level is greater than the suggested action level of 4 pCi/L.
Radon gas naturally rises out of the ground following the path of least resistance. This means that any cracks or openings in your basement floor and walls or openings for plumbing and your sump pump will allow the gas to leach into the living spaces of your home. Exposure to this gas has been linked to lung cancer.
Radon Gas concerns increase during cold months.
Open windows during the summer can help to dissipate some radon gas by ventilating your home. When winter arrives windows are closed and we loose the temporary advantage of the extra ventilation allowing radon gas to accumulate.
What Are The Dangers of Radon Gas?
- Radon Gas breathed into your lungs can cause cancer. The Surgeon General has issued a warning indicating that radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
- Radon that has leached into your home can accumulate putting your family at risk.
We Can Test Your Home & Offer Solutions To Help Protect Your Family.
Inspections Plus a professional home inspection company in the Twin Cities offers radon gas testing that will help you determine if the amount of gas present in your home requires mitigation. If your home measures high, there are solutions that we can implement to help reduce the amount of this potentially deadly gas in your home.
If you are interested in determining the radon levels in your home contact Inspections Plus today. With over 25 years of experience in the construction and home inspection industry Inspections Plus is a reliable source for information regarding radon, Mold and other indoor hazards.
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