You could have a radon problem in your home and not realize it until it’s too late. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas found within the soil that is harmless outside. When radon enters the home through foundation cracks and other crevices, it becomes trapped indoors and is dangerous. Exposure to high levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer. Since you won’t notice any signs of radon in the home, professional radon testing is the only way to protect your family.
Important Information About Radon
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Around 21,000 people die from radon exposure every year. This is why it is so important to have your home tested for radon. If you have elevated levels, hire a professional mitigation company to lower them.
How to Keep Your Home Safe From Radon
Radon enters the home through any gap or cracks in the foundation, basement, and flooring. Once inside, it becomes trapped and can reach dangerous levels. One in 15 homes in the U.S. has high levels of radon. If radon tests reveal levels above 4 pCi/L, take action to lower the levels and protect your family.
You can hire a remediation specialist to come to the home to repair any cracks, holes, or openings that allow radon inside. Different radon protection and prevention systems are available and your mitigation specialist will install the right one for your circumstances.
Protect Your Family From the Harmful Effects of Radon in the Home
Radon is a common radioactive gas that everyone comes into contact with outdoors. When the gas becomes trapped indoors and levels rise, you should take measures to mitigate the gas. Protect yourself and your family against the devastating effects of radon exposure. Radon testing provides the best means of protection against radon.
Two River Home Inspections offers radon testing and home inspection services to South Carolina. Contact us if you need your home tested for radon.