Radon is a radioactive gas that can be harmful when present in high concentrations. Radon inspections are a critical process to check for elevated levels of radon gas and safeguard your home.
When radon gas is trapped indoors, it can accumulate to potentially harmful levels. Prolonged exposure to elevated radon levels is a health concern because it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Radon can enter a house through various pathways:
- Soil – Radon is produced naturally in the soil from the decay of uranium and radium. It can migrate to the surface and enter homes through the soil
- Cracks and Openings – cracks in concrete and foundation, gaps around pipes, sump pumps, and crawl spaces are just some of the areas that radon can seep through
- Well Water – In some cases, radon can enter homes through well water, especially in areas with high radon levels in ground water, when you use water containing radon for activities like showering, radon can be released into the indoor air.
The only way you know is to you have radon is to test!