Radon is a colorless, odorless, soil gas that can seep into homes through small spaces and openings, such as cracks, concrete, floor drains, sump pump openings, wall/floor joints in basements, and pores in walls. Radon can also enter a home through well water.
Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The EPA estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has an elevated level of Radon, with some areas in the U.S. having a much higher concentration of than others.
The EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk, and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.
A simple and inexpensive test done by HomeTeam can determine if Radon is a problem in your home. Visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/ to learn more or call me today and I'll put you in touch with a Professional Home Inspector!
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