Radon causes lung cancer and leads to some many deaths annually even though it is easy to detect, easy to fix and easy to prevent.
What is Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and comes from the natural breakdown of uranium. It is usually found in rock and soil but in some cases even in water. It can not be detected by smell, taste nor sight.
How to test for Radon
Testing for radon involves leaving canisters in a home for at least 48 hours undisturbed. Depending on the method of collection, the results may be read onsite or sent overnight to a laboratory.
What next if Radon is found?
There are companies who handle radon remediation. Once a home has been remediated, it is then radon free. The device installs in the home removes the radon.
If my neighbor's house has Radon, then does my house?
Not necessarily. As a realtor I have showed a house with radon with not other homes in the general area being affected. This happens from time to time.
Who does Radon testing?
If you want to have your home radon tested, call me and I will provide you with the name of an inspector who can handle the inspection for you. There are also radon detection devices that can be purchased at your local hardware store.