Understanding Radon; What is it? How Often You Should Test as, per EPA?

**What is Radon?**

Radon, an invisible gas naturally occurs from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can seep into houses through cracks in the foundation, where it gets trapped and poses a risk of exposure. Prolonged exposure to radon levels ranks as the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

**Why is Testing for Radon Crucial?**

Due to its properties like colorlessness and lack of smell radon can only be identified through testing. The levels of radon can vary significantly among homes in proximity. Conducting tests is crucial as the step to ensure your home remains free from this gas.

**EPA Recommendations for Radon Testing**

As outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) here are the guidelines for radon testing;

**Testing Frequency;** The EPA suggests testing your residence for radon every two years. Additionally it’s advisable to conduct tests following renovations or alterations to your homes structure, such, as building an extension or completing a basement.

**Timing of Tests;**
If you haven’t checked your home for radon yet now is a time to do it.. If you’ve already done a test before it’s an idea to do another one if its been, over two years.

**Dealing with High Levels;** If the radon levels in your home are at or above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) the EPA recommends taking steps to lower these levels. There are methods that can effectively reduce radon levels in your home.

For more information visit the EPA WEBSITE

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Making sure that your home is safe from radon levels is important, for your well being and peace of mind. Our professional team of inspectors uses technology and expertise to conduct radon tests and provide detailed results. If high levels are found we can assist you in addressing the issue.

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Take care and stay well!

Warm regards,
The American Eagle Home Inspection Team