Radon: The Unwelcome Guest
According to 2021 2nd quarter statistics from the Census Bureau, 67.9% of the US population are homeowners. Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime. Homeownership can provide stability and a sense of pride, but it also comes with responsibilities.
One responsibility is making sure your home is safe. We all know to keep our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in working order to alert us to a fire or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in our home. But what about Radon?
Radon gas could be lurking in your home, building to dangerous levels, endangering your family and pets. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that naturally decays and accumulates in your home, and like an unwelcome guest, it will be there until you address the situation.
Here are some quick facts for you to consider.
1 in every 15 homes in the U.S. have radon levels above the 4.0 pCi/L, the level at which the EPA recommends fixing your home.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer accounting for about 21,000 deaths a year.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke.
How do you know if you have a Radon problem in your home? – A simple test could save your life.
Testing is the only way to know if radon is an unwelcome guest in your house. Test kits are accurate and inexpensive. You can test your home yourself or hire a certified radon testing professional. All radon mitigation contractors in our RadonAway Authorized Pro referral service are nationally or state certified and/or licensed (where required) and are insured so you can feel confident in the quality of their knowledge and service.
Visit www.radonaway.com/findpro to get started and kick radon to the curb.