Radon is an invisible danger that increases your long-term risk of lung cancer. Before you purchase a home, you want to be certain that high radon levels are documented and addressed. A radon inspection with CRM from Wright Inspections is an important step for your health and well-being.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas caused by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. This hazard can be found in homes anywhere in the country. Because it is radioactive, radon increases the risk of lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
Without radon testing, it is impossible to know whether the gas is a threat to your home. Radon levels vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and house to house, so an individual test is a necessity. Even if your neighbor has a negative reading, your house can still be at risk.
At Wright Inspections, we use a continuous radon monitor for the most accurate measurement of radon levels in your home. Whether you are looking at a potential home purchase or simply want peace of mind in your current house, home inspector Daren Wright is ready to help.
Knowledge is the key to keeping your home safe from radon gas. When you learn the risks, you will see why radon testing is so important.
Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water. Once created in the underlying soil, radon is easily drawn into a home through its foundation. Radon is a radioactive gas that decays into a series of solid particles known as radon decay products. These particles, formed from radon in the air, comprise a fine aerosol that can be inhaled into your lungs.
When you breathe in radon gas, radioactive particles can get trapped in your lungs and can release alpha radiation while in your lungs, leading to an increased potential of lung cancer. Over time, these radioactive particles increase the risk of lung cancer. It may take years before health problems appear.
Radon is the leading environmental cause of any cancer. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. People who smoke and are exposed to radon have a 10 times greater risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure compared with people who do not smoke and are exposed to the same radon levels.
Wright Inspections conducts Radon testing according to EPA standards, using a continuous monitoring device with four individual sensors for the most accurate measurements of radon levels. Readings are taken hourly over a 48-hour period and compiled into a detailed report. This test meets real estate standards and can be performed during your home inspection period.
A radon inspection is essential to establishing the safety of your home. We can perform radon testing as part of a home inspection or as a separate service. Schedule your appointment today.