Radon is odorless, colorless gas responsible for too many deaths per year that can be prevented easily. According to Environmental Protection Agency, there are various case studies that show that radon gas is seriously responsible for lung cancer.
You can’t measure the level of radon gas in your home by using a radon detector on the wall and changing batteries every year. The only way to know the presence of radon gas in your home is to have a home radon test. It does not matter in which state or in what type of home you are living, radon gas testing is the only way to check the level of risk. Whether it is new or old construction, well-sealed or drafty, with or without a basement. It makes no difference. This radon gas is present in the air you take breaths. The only question is, how much it is present.
Click on the image below to watch a video explaining New Hampshire Radon Air Testing by Steve Mangekian
Radon gas produces from the decay of natural uranium in water, soil, and rock. This hot gas is present in the outdoor air and comes into homes through cracks found in a foundation or walls, construction joint, cavity inside walls, gaps in floors, service pipes, etc. According to the Environment Protection Agency, the radon gas comes with the homes from the soil in contact with basement floors and walls.
After all the testing is done and your radon levels are at 4.0 pCi/L– the minimum action level established by the Environmental Protection Agency or higher, radon mitigation will be the next step. Remember to test your house and get it taken care of as soon as possible. Radon deaths can be reduced, but only if you help.