Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive substance that can be found in homes across the United States. It is odorless, colorless, and there are absolutely no signs that this dangerous gas is entering your home. Testing for this hazardous gas can mean all the difference between a lifetime of health issues and a home safely protected from the dangers of this silent killer. At TEK Inspections, we understand that it can be difficult to decide whether or not to have your Nevada home tested. Keep reading to learn why testing for radon is so essential.

Radon Testing: Why Is It Important?

Hazardous to Your Health

The effects of radon on physical health have been proven to be both dangerous and life-threatening. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), long-term exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Because it is odorless and colorless, the only way to know if your house and family are safe is to have your home tested.

High Risk of Radon Poisoning 

Radon enters your home directly through the soil underneath it. It can seep through pores in concrete or through gaps in walls and floors. It doesn’t matter if your home is almost 100 years old or if it’s brand new. If it’s located near a high level of naturally-occurring radon, your family could be suffering from radon poisoning.

Radon Mitigation a Must

If the results of a radon test clearly indicate high levels of radon, you need to contact a radon mitigation company immediately. The EPA recommends having this issue corrected if the radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher. Our thorough 24-hour test results will tell you exactly how high the level of radon is in your home. It will report where the radon is entering your home as well. 

Don’t Delay! Schedule a Test Today

For more questions about this high-risk element or to request a radon inspection for your home in Gardnerville, NV, contact TEK at (775) 746-4990. Along with residential and commercial inspections, we also provide other specialty inspections such as mold testing, infrared inspections, and drone inspections.

Gelman, Lauren. “Radon Testing and the 7 Key Things Every Homeowner Should Know.” The Healthy. Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Web article. 21 Nov. 2019. Web. 21 Jul. 2020.