January is National Radon Action Month
Most homeowners know little about this naturally occurring, odorless, colorless gas. January is National Radon Action Month which makes this the perfect time to learn more about how to keep your home radon-free, and your family protected.
Is radon gas really that dangerous?
Radon can become airborne and inhaled. According to the EPA, it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
My house is brand new. Do I still need to test its radon levels?
No home is exempt – from newly constructed houses to 19th-century fixer-uppers. Also, your neighbor’s home might test at a remarkably different radon level than those around it.
What’s the best way to test my home’s radon levels?
Hire a professional who specializes in radon detection. Radon levels will be tested over a few days to correctly analyze the results.
What should I do if my house tests high for radon levels? Using a radon mitigation system to correct a house’s radon level is relatively inexpensive. The system draws radon from beneath your home and releases the gas to the outside. The average cost of a mitigation system ranges from about $800-$1,500.