Radon testing

If you’re purchasing a home, one of the questions you will have to answer is, should you test for radon?  You should also ask this question if you have never tested your current home.

Here are some of the facts.  Radon causes lung cancer, especially in non smokers.  Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.  Radon is the second leading cause. Second hand smoke is the third. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in women.  It even surpasses breast cancer.

Radon can’t  be detected without testing from an expert.  It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas.  Radon produces radon decay products which are the harmful particles responsible for the adverse effects of radon. The radon decay products are tiny heavy metal particles suspended in the air. They are lead, bismuth and polonium.  These heavy metals are the particles that are harmful if breathed in and responsible for the mutations that lead to lung cancer.

If you have read this far you would probably agree that this sounds like scary stuff. There is a solution!  The solution is to have your home tested by an expert.  Once the home is tested you can rest easy knowing that your radon level is safe or take the next step and have your home mitigated.  Mitigation and testing professionals are licensed through the state of Illinois. Mitigators and testing professionals can not do both jobs. This ensures accountability and eliminates any conflict of interest.

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact Aaron Alumbaugh at aa marshall home inspection services by phone, text or email at 217-841-7311 or aaron@aamarshall.net

Take care!

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