Let's Keep Your Home Safe From Deadly Radon Gas
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that occurs naturally as a product of decaying uranium found in the earth’s crust. Radon escapes up through the ground as it turns to gas where it can be safely released into the air. Structures trapping these gases can cause health problems for the people inside. You can get your home and buildings checked by Wall To Wall Home Inspection Services LLC for unhealthy levels of radon gas.
Radon causes more deaths than drunk driving accidents. Long term exposure to radon can cause lung cancer and other health issues. It can get into your home through even the smallest cracks or gaps in your walls, floors, or building foundation, as it is a gas. If a high amount of radon is detected in your home, filling in the cracks then increasing or adjusting the ventilation in your home can solve the problem. Getting your home tested consistently can determine if your home is at risk. For any building with a history of high radon levels, we recommend annual inspections every two years.
You get the result of our simple test in 48 hours. The crucial first step towards making your house safe is knowing your home’s radon levels.
How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home can have a radon problem. Homes that are new and old, well-sealed and drafty, with or without basements.
Radon from soil gas is the main cause of any type of radon problem. In some cases, radon can enter the home through well water, and in even rarer cases, building materials can give off radon. However, building materials very rarely cause radon problems by themselves.
Radon can enter a home through:
- Cracks in solid floors
- Construction joints
- Cracks in walls
- Gaps in suspended floors
- Gaps around services pipes
- Cavities inside walls
- The water supply
RPA Resources for Radon Testing
We often site EPA for radon resources and recommendations since they are the United States Environmental Protection Agency and deal directly with Radon programs from a government level. They have resources about the health risks of radon, home buyer/seller guides for radon, and much more listed on their website. Please reach out for any questions about radon testing and we’ll do our best to help or point you in the right direction! or you can schedule your test below instantly!