Radon Gas Testing
First Choice Home Inspections, with offices in Williamsburg and Fredericksburg Virginia. We have certified radon gas inspectors, and the latest in radon gas testing equipment. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It is naturally produced by the decay of uranium in soil and rock and then released into the air and water. Call 877-321-1060 to make sure your home is up to code. Have the ultimate home inspection by calling First Choice.
Is your home Safe?
Radioactive Radon. 7 Radon myths you need to learn the truth about
1 Radon is only a problem in homes with basements False - Any style home can have elevated Radon Levels
2 Only certain areas of the country have high radon levels False - Elevated radon levels have been found in all 50 states.
3 The house next door tested low for radon, so my house shouldn’t have a problem either. False - Every house is different, because what’s underneath every house is different.
4 Radon levels change so much that tests don’t mean anything. False - Testing according to EPA/State guidelines is 94% accurate.
5 Opening a window will lower Radon levels in your home. False - Opening a windon can actually raise radon levels.
6 It’s too expensive to fix a Radon problem. False - Radon mitigation systems are one of the least expensive repairs to a home. 7 No one can really know if Radon causes lung cancer. False - People around the world acknowledge Radon as a dangerous carcinogen.
Radon Gas, what you need to know!
Protect your family. Test your home for radon.
If it tests high. Fix it now
The U.S. Surgeon General says, “Test every home.”
-What is Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It is naturally produced by the decay of uranium in soil and rock and then released into the air and water.
-How can radon get into a home? Radon seeps into your home from the ground beneath it. It can also be released into your home from well water or building materials that contain radon. Because they are closer to the ground, basements and first floors typically have the highest radon levels.
-Can radon get into a new home? Radon can any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. In fact, radon levels can be higher in newer, well insulated, tightly sealed homes. The only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels is to test for it.
- How does radon cause cancer? Radon, the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, decays quickly, breaking down into tiny radioactive particles. When inhaled, the particles can damage the cells that line the lungs. Long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer.