What is Radon?
Radon exists in the natural environment in many areas of the country. Some geologic regions produce more of the gas making radon testing almost a necessity.
Radon has become a priority topic in the real estate and home inspection industry. Home buyers have a right to know and to be educated about the hazards of radon and the likelihood of its occurrence in their home. Radon can be hazardous to a home’s indoor air quality.
Recently the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) published a radon home inspection guide. The publication is a tool to help home inspectors educate customer about the facts associated to this very controversial subject. The checklist allows a professional home inspector to include elements of a radon inspection in order to decide if radon testing by a licensed specialist is recommended.
How does it get in my home?
- Cracks in solid floors.
- Construction joints.
- Cracks in walls. (ex.sump pump).
- The water supply.
- Cavities inside walls.
- Gaps in suspended floors.
- Gaps around surface pipes
Did you know?
- Radon is #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
- Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
- 1 out of every 15 homes in the US is estimated to have elevated radon levels.
- You can’t see it, You can’t smell it, You can’t taste it.
- The only way to know you have radon in your home is to TEST.
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