Is your Home Silently Killing you? What you need to know about Radon Gas

 

The dangers of radon gas
You and your family’s health and safety should be priority when it comes to choosing a home to live in. Many obvious factors can be checked in order to gain information on the place you want to hang the sign, “Home Sweet Home”.

Many people check local crime rates, they check the levels of education provided by schools, they look at the level of medical care and medical facilities close by.

We’ve mentioned several times throughout previous blogs on how to get information on the above factors, but have you thought about checking the level of Radon?

Radon gas is odorless, colorless, and can be silently poisoning you and your family.

Let’s take a quick look at the facts about Radon Gas:

  1. Radon is colorless and odorless, making it impossible to detect, unless you have the right testing equipment.
  2. Radon is found in Florida, and across many States.
  3. Radon is the second cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer.
  4. Radon is found in 1-in-5 homes in Florida each showing unsafe levels.
  5. Radon is created by Uranium break down in the soil surrounding homes.

It’s evident that Radon is a serious health concern and can have grave consequences. Please know and understand that radon is unsafe high levels can be prevented.

Get in touch with a professional, local home inspection company. Test the soil surrounding your home and the air quality in your home in order to know if it’s it at a safe level and radon-free.

If you have any concerns regarding Radon, and worry that it is affecting your home, then contact  Central Florida Building Inspectors, Inc. we offer radon testing, and can put your worry to rest.

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