Radon gas is a naturally occurring, odorless, and invisible gas produced by the radioactive decay of uranium in the earth’s soil. It can cause certain types of cancer and other health problems, which is why you should have your house tested for radon levels. Keep reading to learn what radon testing is, how it works, and why you should consider having it done in your home.
What causes radon gas in homes?
Radon gas enters homes through cracks and holes in the foundation. Once inside, it can build up to high levels and become a health hazard. That’s why it’s important to test your home for radon levels and take steps to reduce them if necessary. View residential radon exposure information for Ontario and other provinces in Canada.
How does radon testing work?
Radon testing is classified into two types: short-term and long-term. Radon levels are measured during a two- to 90-day period in short-term tests. Long-term tests monitor radon levels for more than 90 days.
Why should I consider having radon testing done in my home?
If you’re concerned about the health risks of radon gas, you should consider having radon testing done in your home. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, and it’s estimated that it causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. If you’re buying a new home, you should also have it tested for radon levels.
If you’re interested in having radon testing done in your home, contact a qualified professional to get started. They can help you decide which type of test is right for you and interpret the results. Radon testing is an important way to protect your family’s health, so don’t wait to get started.
A.L. Home Inspections can assist you in conducting a thorough radon examination of your home. Our skilled team can help you assess the radon level and build a radon testing and investigation system based on our years of experience in radon investigation and mitigation.