Radon TEsting

Potential Radon Entry Points In Your Home: Potential Radon entry points in your home.

  1. Cavities inside walls
  2. Cracks in solid floors
  3. Construction joints
  4. Cracks in walls
  5. The water supply
  6. Gaps in suspended floors
  7. Gaps around service pipes 

What you should know about Radon

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The EPA strongly recommends testing every two years.

Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You should test for Radon. Testing is the only way to find out about your home's radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing testing of all homes below the third floor for radon. You can fix a radon problem. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. If you are buying a home. EPA recommends that you obRadon as a cause of death.tain the radon level in the home you are considering buying. An EPA publication "The Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide" is available through most Sate Health Departments or Regional EPA offices listed in your local phone book. EPA also recommends that you use a certified or state licensed radon tester to perform the test. If elevated levels are found, it is recommended that these levels be reduced. In most cases, a professional can accomplish this at reasonable cost or homeowner installed mitigation system that adheres to the EPA'S approved methods for reduction of radon in a residential structure.  For more information on Radon Gases , please see the EPA's Website.