You can't see, smell or taste radon...but it may be a problem in your home.
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, and the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the U.S. Surgeon General.
You can't predict your home's radon level based on state or local radon measurements or on test results taken in other homes in your neighborhood. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is. I use special interference-proof air canisters that can measure the radon levels in different areas of the house. These measurements are taken for a brief and limited time, which may be especially important if you are buying or selling the home.
Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americans have already had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too.
You can fix a radon problem.
If your home has high radon levels, there are ways to fix it. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable and healthier levels. I can help you explore your options of radon mitigation systems and explain how they work.