What Is Radon and Should You Test For It?
Updated: Mar 9
Whether you are buying or selling your home, you may have heard about radon testing. But what is radon? Do you need to test for it?
According to the EPA and the US Surgeon General, radon is the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless that comes from the ground into the air that we breathe. Levels of radon are not specific to local areas and can even differ from house to house within a neighborhood. Radon can be found in both older and newer homes.
There are several ways to reduce risk from radon inside your home. The first step is getting a radon test from a qualified radon professional. A radon test can be performed as part of a home inspection with Active Home Inspection Services. If you would like to schedule a radon test for your home please contact us.