Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe and sometimes the water you drink. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
- Cracks in solid floors
- Construction joints
- Cracks in walls
- Gaps in suspended floors
- Gaps around service pipes
- Cavities inside walls
- The water supply
Is radon in your house dangerous?
Radon can be the cause of lung cancer among smokers and the top cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. … Radon is invisible and odorless and can appear in any type of home: old, new, with or without a basement. High indoor radon levels have been found in every state.
What are the symptoms of radon in your home?
Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
- persistent cough.
- coughing up blood.
- shortness of breath.
- chest pain, especially when you cough or laugh.
- frequent infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
Radon testing pricing can vary depending on the size and configuration of the house to be tested (extremely large areas may need additional testing).. This gives you the peace of mind that the radon test results are accurate. This is a 48 hour test and requires that the equipment be on site for a minimum of 48 hours then sent to a lab for analysis and report.
Discounts are given if the test is performed in conjunction with any other of our other services. Please ask us about our radon testing services and give yourself peace of mind.
The big issue about radon is that it is a gas when we inhale it, but if it decays into solids while it is in our lungs, those solids stay in our lungs for the rest of the decay cycle, emitting alpha, beta and gamma particles.