Do you have an idea that January is actually the National Radon Action Month? You must be aware that after cigarette smoke as the leading cause of lung cancer, radon is next and this is one tasteless and odorless gas. Also, you must know that this is actually the number one leading cause of lung cancer with the non-smokers.
This is the reason why you must keep in mind why you should test your home for radon. You may buy such radon test kit but if you are going to sell or buy a home, then you should make sure that you get a professional who can perform such radon testing. Through this, you will be able to get results that are not biased and there is no need to worry that results got skewed. If you would do the test all by yourself, there are two types which you can opt for and they are the short-term and long-term. You can find that good radon testing kit at the home improvement stores, the internet or through the state government. Depending on the state where you are, some government agencies can provide discounted or free radon test kit and there are some states which can also have a list of those contractors that you may call to have professional radon testing.
You should be aware that radon is actually caused by a naturally occurring radioactive gas which is released in the water, the rock as well as the soil and such is due to the natural decay of uranium. Such moves through the ground and into the home by fissures and cracks in the home’s foundation. This can also be found in the well water which would release the radon through water when you shower or when you use water for other purposes.
When the house of your neighbor has been tested for radon and had low levels of such gas, then such doesn’t mean that you can also assume that your house will have low levels too. The radon levels actually differ from one house to the other and there are various factors to such. The radon is found everywhere so the US Environmental Protection Agency has such action point of 4 pCi/L. If you have found that your house has a radon level that is at such point or much higher, then you should have the radon mitigation system.
You should remember that radon is found in the entire country in the 50 states. No particular type of home would less likely have high levels of radon.