January is National Radon Awareness Month
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless radioactive gas. There is no way of knowing if a building has radon, or what volume of radon inside of it without testing for the gas.
When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer.
Nearly one in every 15 homes in the United States has elevated levels of radon, based on E.P.A. standards.
Radon tends to seep up from the ground into basements, crawl spaces, and under concrete slabs. Once in these the radon then passes upwards and through the floors and walls into the building itself. Once inside these areas radon can become even more concentrated, or even trapped in there. Then the radon passes upwards through the floors and walls into the building itself.
Even if you have tested for radon before, you should periodically test for radon.
Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. You can fix a radon problem if you find that you have high radon levels.
I will deliver a FREE radon test to the first 30 people to message me!
Let’s prevent lung cancer together!
Rick and Sara