Radon Gas Testing
More than ever Radon Gas is becoming a home issue that needs to be tested for, pretty much every state in the USA will have requirements that if you are buying or selling your home it will need to be tested for radon gas and come with a certificate that states it’s at a safe level.
Radon is a nasty gas that is caused by a breakdown of uranium in rock and soil and this can happen under your house. A radon problem can arise when this gas makes its way up to the surface and through your foundations in to your home. The problem arises when you are breathing in levels that are way over the recommended safety levels. Radon gas can cause lung cancer and attributes to just over 20,000 deaths in the US alone every year. That is a big number and it’s really scary to think you are not safe in your home possibly because of this nasty gas.
Levels of radon that are above 4 pCi/L is really not safe and it’s advised you call a company like ours to come out and inspect the home and look at ways to reduce the level as quickly as possible. There are many ways to reduce the level of radon gas we can do this for you.
Radon gas is typically found in all 50 states and it can be raised in certain areas more than others. You never really know what the extent of the radon gas is under your home until you have a test done. Even from room to room in your home the levels can different so that is why a company like ours that tests for radon gas can determine with accuracy the levels of radon gas you have in your home and how to bring that level down to a safe level.
If you are buying a home we are also recommended to come out and test the new home to see the levels of Radon in the property. You don’t want to be moving in to a house that will be affecting your health. We can test the radon levels so you can decide if you want to buy the house or have the owners fix the radon issue before you consider making an offer. The seller might have already had a test done and if so ask to see the test and ask when they got it done. If the seller installed a radon gas reducer then find out every bit of information about it and who installed it and was it a licensed qualified company.
If you are having a brand new home built then make sure you know the levels while it is being built so you can plan to have a radon reduction system installed while the construction is going on. It makes it much easier than having to do the work after the house is complete.
So let’s make your house a healthier one and reduce them nasty gases so you don’t have any lung issues later on in life. Call us today and we will send out one of our radon gas testing inspectors to tell you the radon gas levels in your home.