Posted on Mar 11, 2020

Absolute Assurance Home Inspection Services, LLC

New Post: Importance of Testing for Radon Before Buying a New Home

Radon Could be Lurking in any Home! With the Environmental Protection Agency estimating that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has elevated radon levels, you may have heard about radon testing for homes. If you have not, do not fret - we will explain in this article the basics of radon in residential homes and what you need to know about it. Reading this statistic might make you a little nervous about buying a home, but do not fear! Information is the best antidote for fear, which is part of why having a radon test done before finalizing the home sale is a smart idea, regardless of whether or not it is required in that jurisdiction. Below, we answer a few questions you might have about radon and explain the basics about radon and why it is a concern in our homes.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that results from the long radioactive decay chain of uranium-238 in the soil deep within the earth. Because it is a gas, radon rises through the earth's crust and then tends to enter buildings such as our homes at their lowest point, such as your basement and/or crawlspace. Radon is a common but unknown invader in most homes ...

Click the button to read the rest of this article and Learn More about Radon!
Contact Us
Message sent. We'll get back to you soon.