Radon Is a Silent Danger

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, according to the Surgeon General.

While an ongoing joke in The Office, radon is actually more common than you think. According to the EPA, about 1 in 15 homes is exposed to dangerous levels of radon that need to be reduced.

Unfortunately, radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is impossible to detect with the naked senses. It emerges from decaying uranium in the ground and can enter homes through several openings, including cracks in foundations, construction joints, gaps around pipes, and even the water supply.

When inhaled or consumed, radon’s radioactive compounds break down in our lungs and bodies, forming aggressive cancer cells. Don’t be a victim of radon poisoning. Schedule a radon inspection today to ensure the safety of your home or any property you seek to purchase.

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How Much Radon Is Too Much

Even a small radon level of 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher is considered dangerous and requires fixing for the safety of occupants. However, since there is considered no safe level of radon exposure, the EPA recommends mitigating radon levels even at 2 pCi/L.

Think of it like this: radon emerges from uranium, the main compound found in nuclear energy. So, would you consider any exposure to nuclear waste or fuel as safe?

Radon Testing Is the Only Way to Prevent Radon

The only true way to detect radon and reduce it is with professional radon testing. Mountain to Valley Home Inspections offers top-of-the-line radon testing kits that are professionally installed to detect and monitor radon over short or long periods of time.

While many store-bought testing kits are available, most of these kits provide unreliable results.

Due to the nature of radon, a proper testing kit must be professionally installed to truly give an accurate reading of the amount of radon exposure in your home. Contact us today to set up a radon testing kit in your home and determine whether a radon mitigation system is required.

Perform a Radon Test Before Buying a Home

Don’t get blindsided by radon; perform a radon test before buying or listing a home to ensure that your property is safe and that real estate transactions can proceed smoothly without requiring expensive repairs. Bundle radon testing into our pre-listing inspection services to give homebuyers peace of mind.

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Contact us for an inspection before a listing, during the home-buying process, or if you suspect something is wrong with your property.

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