Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. It is a colorless, odorless gas that naturally occurs in the ground. Unfortunately, this hazardous gas can get into the air in your home, forcing you and your family to inhale the poisonous gas. The best way to ensure you are protected from radon gas is to get a radon inspection by professionals, such as our team at Inspection Plus. If you have questions about radon detection, keep reading to get a better understanding of what you can expect.
How Do You Test for Radon in Your Home?
At Inspection Plus, we use a proprietary process for testing for radon. Once the test is complete, we present you with a report that details how much radon was detected in your home. In nature, the average level of radon gas is approximately .4 pCI/L per the National Academy of Sciences. Risks of lung cancer occur at levels of 2.7 pCi/L, so you want the level of radon in your home to be significantly less than this.
How Do You Eliminate Radon in Your Home?
If it is determined that your home has significant levels of radon, then we will recommend a radon reduction system. Radon reduction systems can prevent radon from entering your home, and there are some systems that reduce the current level of radon in your home. The level of radon present in your home will determine the best course of action that will keep your family safe.
How Often Should You Test for Radon in Your Home?
You should test for radon twice in the first year you have a test performed. If you have your initial test conducted during the summer, then your next test should be conducted during the winter months. By doing this, you determine how the differences in the seasons affect radon levels in your home. Once you have done the initial tests, you should have your home tested for radon every couple of years.
Of course, if your tests show that you have higher levels of radon in your home than normal, we recommend that you get frequent radon tests. Both the level of radon present in your home and the reduction system used will determine how often you should be tested for radon in the future.
At Inspection Plus, we want to make sure that your home is safe for you and your family. Our radon detection services help you eliminate the naturally occurring harmful gas radon. Whether you want to test your existing home or a home you anticipate purchasing, we are happy to test your radon levels.