Did you know that according to the U.S Surgeon General RADON GAS is the second leading cause of lung cancer-related deaths each year in the United States?
We don’t say this to scare you. It’s important to raise awareness of health issues such as these, especially if they can be avoided.
Your home is one of your most valuable investments. It is important that you keep a healthy home environment. While it is true that polluted outside air impacts your health, you typically breathe the air INSIDE your home at least 10 – 12 hours a day. If that air contains dangerous levels of radon, your family – especially small children and pets – are at risk. This is why radon testing is extremely important in evaluating a home environment.
Most house owners don’t conduct radon testing in their homes. It’s common for a homeowner to assume they don’t have it.
Radon has been found in all types of houses in all 50 states, so it’s impossible to predict safe homes. If you are selling your house, consider conducting radon testing. This preventative measure helps you avoid unexpected delays in selling your house.
According to the CDC, here are a few reasons to conduct Radon Testing in your home:
1. If it’s never been tested or radon levels are unknown.
2. When preparing to buy or sell your home.
3. Before and after any renovations, especially after making any repairs to reduce radon levels.
4. Before making any lifestyle changes in the home that would cause someone to spend more time in the basement or lower level (like converting a basement to a bedroom).
The same goes for homebuyers who need to get professional radon testing done if the seller hasn’t done it.
Doherty Home Inspections have experts who conduct 48-hour continuous radon testing at your home. Reach out to us now!