Should I Test For Radon?
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the USA.
Virtually all homes have radon in them but it is important to know whether you have elevated levels in your own home. The only way to know is to test and if elevated, have it properly mitigated.
National and international health experts as well as the Surgeon General of the U.S. recommends testing your home.
Elevated Radon levels in your home present a health risk to your family. Radon levels are considered to be elevated if above 4.0 pCi/L.
What if I have had my home mitigated or levels were acceptable in the last test:
As part of mitigation, all junctions of concrete slabs and foundations walls as well as other penetrations are sealed to force the gases to be collected by the mitigation system. These joints can and will open up again over time and will allow soil gases to bypass the mitigation system. Soil configurations change over time as well which can cause radon levels to change.
How do I know if I live in a high Radon area?