The United States Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) recommends every home be tested for Radon during the purchase process.
Radon gas is a non-detectable, odorless, colorless, deadly gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarettes. It is vital to complete prevention inspections/testing to ensure you and your family is safe.
Here are a few quick facts from the EPA about Radon:
Radon is a naturally occurring gas from the breakdown of Earth. It can seep through the soil into your home and become trapped causing an unsafe elevated level of this gas.
Nearly one out of fifteen homes is estimated to have unsafe levels of radon.
Testing using expensive equipment from a trained professional is the only way to find out if your home contains elevated radon levels. If your home does have a higher radon level, there are ways to remediate to ensure safety.