This health concern is one that has a specific link to homes.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers nationwide and the second-leading cause of lung cancer in all individuals, causing more than 21,000 deaths each year.
This radioactive gas forms when uranium, thorium, and radium (natural metals found in almost all soil and rocks) break down naturally over time.
Outdoors, the gas can be found in low concentrations. It’s not usually a concern outside because of the wide-open space and natural flow of air. However, radon can build up in homes and other buildings more easily because they are enclosed spaces.
Radon moves through the ground and can make its way into homes by way of cracks, gaps, or openings in the foundation or flooring.
At Alpha & Omega Inspections, I have the latest equipment on the market for radon testing. My professional equipment can be set up in your home to conduct a test, which normally takes a minimum of 48 hours.
You don’t have to leave your home during radon testing, although the equipment must not be disturbed and certain other restrictions will need to be made. I’m happy to answer any questions about the exact procedures for a test.
As a homeowner, you want to know that your home is free of defects and issues that could cause expensive repairs down the line. Radon Testing is an additional action you can take to create further peace of mind for your family’s health.