Radon Gas Testing
Radon gas is naturally occurring and can build up inside of homes making for unsafe levels. Radon testing allows perspective home buyers to evaluate the current radon levels to protect against radon gas. First Choice Home Inspections has the equipment, and knowledge to provide a quality inspection. Servicing the Williamsburg and Fredericksburg area of Virginia.
Radon Gas, what you need to know!
-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 enter 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.
Continuous Radon Monitor
Seven Radon myths you need to learn the truth about
Radon is only a problem in homes with basements - False - Any style home can have elevated Radon Levels
Only certain areas of the country have high radon levels - False - Elevated radon levels have been found in all 50 states.
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.
Radon levels change so much that tests don’t mean anything - False - Testing according to EPA/State guidelines is 94% accurate.
Opening a window will lower Radon levels in your home - False - Opening a windon can actually raise radon levels.
It’s too expensive to fix a Radon problems - False - Radon mitigation systems are one of the least expensive repairs to a home.
No one can really know if Radon causes lung cancer - False - People around the world acknowledge Radon as a dangerous carcinogen.