Like asbestos, Radon is a naturally occurring. It’s a radioactive gas that can be found in soil and rock. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in the ground and water, which then makes its way into our air. Radon can find its way into any building – be it your home, workplace or school. Your greatest chance of exposure though is in your own home, the place where you spend most of your time. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates most lung cancer patients who are non-smokers become ill as a result of radon exposure.
If this gas is in the ground, you might wonder how you can get radon in homes or buildings. Major radon entry routes include:
Cracks in concrete slabs
Pores / cracks in concrete blocks
Exposed soil, like a sump
Cracks between poured concrete (slab) and blocks
Loose fitting pipes
Getting radon test results is the only way to know if you are at risk from exposure. That’s why having an experienced and certified radon tester is important to your safety and the safety of those around you. Plus, should your test be positive, it’s important to have the right sources for proper mitigation. Let AAA Lead Pros help you. If you’re curious about radon inspection cost simply contact us for a quote today. After a brief conversation about your location, we’ll be happy to advise the best course of action. To get started with your radon inspection of a home or office, simply contact us today.