Has your realtor advised you to have a radon test performed but you aren’t sure if it is really necessary? Or have you seen advertising popping up lately informing you of the health risks of radon in your home?
Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. Radon cannot be detected in your home without the use of specialized testing equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency (link to http://www.epa.gov/radon) currently lists radon as the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second cause of lung cancer among smokers, with 21,000 deaths each year in the US alone. Approximately 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never even smoked.
According to the EPA, CT has either a moderate or high potential depending on location, for elevated radon levels in the home. Radon gas poses a significant health risk, and it is recommended that all homes be tested. While it is possible for home owners to purchase testing canisters at their local hardware stores or from the EPA.gov website, it is advised to hire a professional. A licensed tester is familiar with the sensitive conditions that must be met to obtain accurate results and can assist the homeowner with maintaining the proper conditions.
A to Z does not provide mitigation (corrective) services or recommend any companies that do. We send a licensed inspector to perform a 48hour continuous monitor test using our top of the line monitoring equipment and provide you the findings in a comprehensive report.