The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a health advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. Dr. Carmona noted that “more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.”
Where Does Radon Come From?
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. The biggest source of radon gas in your indoor air or drinking water is from the soil under and around your home or business.
It comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth. Through rocks and soil mixing with other soil gases along the way, radon enters your home or business through cracks and openings in foundations. Like electricity, radon looks for the “path of least resistance.”
Radon can also enter through drinking water supplies. This radioactive gas enters breathing air space after leaving the water during your shower, while you’re cooking a meal, and other water use activities. See more info in our water testing page.
Why Should you Test for Radon?
Radon is a health threat – but with a simple solution. The only way you will know if you and your family are at risk is to have your home or business tested by a qualified company. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable.
During a real estate transaction, you may also be required by law to test for radon based on where you live in Connecticut.
Radon can be detected with a relatively simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.
Radon Testing in Connecticut
Our years of radon testing in Connecticut tell us that the most accurate results can only be obtained with continuous monitors. Our owner, Dave, has been a trainer for the EPA radon program since 1989 and ensures that all of our Connecticut-based inspectors are well-trained and certified accordingly to detect radon in your property.
We understand the importance of an accurate test result, because even small errors can have serious consequences. We care about the quality of the results because we want to protect you and your family. We use only continuous monitors placed in accordance with EPA guidelines and have a full Quality Control Plan. This gives our clients the highest level of quality assurance and the greatest peace of mind.
How to Test for Radon
There are several types of radon tests available to homeowners who want to check the levels of radon in their home. The bottom line in radon testing is that you are testing for a serious health risk. It’s important to understand the type of test being performed, and the benefits and limitations of different types of equipment. Since there are many conditions that can affect the outcome of a test, it’s important to use equipment that is both reliable and accurate. Our inspectors are trained to properly educate you on your property’s condition and to ensure your home or commercial property is safe.
Isn’t it time to know your radon level?
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