Radon is an order-less gas that can have very harmful effects. The only way to know if you have a radon problem is by performing a radon test. After performing a radon test, you’ll be able to see the radon level. The radioactive gas can cause lung cancer and other issues, so knowing if your property has radon is very important.
Where Does Radon Come From?
Radon is produced by decaying uranium. It is found in nearly every soil and low levels of radon are in the air we breathe every day.
How Does Radon Enter a Home?
Since radon is a gas there are a number of ways it can enter a home. The most common entrance points are gaps in walls, floors and around piping. Anyone can have a radon problem in their home. It isn’t specific to age, location, etc. Although some areas of Texas are more prone to radon, it can be above a healthy level anywhere.
Why Radon is a Problem
When radon enters your home or business and it is trapped, over time you will experience health issues. This is assuming the radon levels are high. If so, lung cancer is very likely. It is estimated 21,000 Americans die every year due to lung cancer caused by long-term exposure to radon.
Since radon is a colorless and oderless gas, it is wise for everyone to perform an in-home radon test. We offer radon test kits that you can use yourself at your home. If the levels are high or even close to high, we recommend you call us to have a professional radon test performed.