Posted on Dec 9, 2019

Absolute Assurance Home Inspection Services, LLC

New Post: 4 Potential Health Hazards in Your Home and How to Protect Yourself

Your home should be a safe and healthy refuge for the entire family. While you may be diligent about minimizing your exposure to household chemicals, there may be other substances causing health threats throughout your home. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of the following home health hazards that may be present in your home here in the Maryland/Pennsylvania area:

1. Radon

What is radon?

You cannot see, smell or taste Radon… but it may be a problem in your Maryland or Pennsylvania area home without you even knowing it!   Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that results from the decay of uranium in the soil. Radon tends to enter buildings at their lowest point, such as your basement and/or crawlspace. It typically enters into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation, or via sump pits, or through exposed earth/soil such as in crawlspaces or basements or cellars without concrete slab floors. Unless properly ventilated, the radon gas can then become trapped inside your home where it can collect at potentially hazardous levels.
About one in 15 homes have high levels of radon, with levels usually being the highest in basements and first-floor rooms that have contact with soil. Two adjacent homes, even two adjacent rooms, can differ significantly in their levels of radon....
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