Hire a home inspection and stamp out radon gas and its threat

There are many options that you need to consider when buying a home and many areas that need your attention.  One of the areas needing your attention is a home inspection service. You need to be sure of your family’s safety, and that they are not at risk from harmful toxins like radon gas.

How radon enters your home

When uranium in the soil breaks down natural gas is created called radon. This natural gas is a serious health concern and a major risk to everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Radon can easily make its way through the soil and into water wells and into the atmosphere of your home polluting your living space without you being aware of it.

The thing with radon is it is not easily detected without the right services and testing equipment.  It is odorless and colorless, and as mentioned above, it can sneak into your home through foundation cracks and other various sources contaminating the air you breathe.

Radon is a major health concern and is the second leading cause of cancer in the USA, smoking being the first cause. Make it a top priority to have your property and surrounding area tested. You will need a specialized inspection service, which are often provided by home inspection companies.

The methods for testing radon gas are fairly simple. There are a few basic ways in which testing is done. The active method uses electricity and a radon meter that is placed in your home and monitored over a period of time to see if there is any radon gas present and to see if there is any increase on the levels logged at the start of the testing.

The second method is passive testing using charcoal, after a period of time the charcoal is removed and sent for testing. It’s important that you have your home checked over and make sure that a specialized inspection service is utilized to protect the health of you and your family.


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