What You Need to Know About Radon
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is the result of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock and water, and enters the home from below. The EPA urges every home owner to test for radon, especially or if you are buying or selling a home. National Property Inspections provides radon testing to the Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland, Richland and Walla Walla areas of Washington.
Is Radon Dangerous?
* Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports
The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Radon can be a problem in all types of homes and has been found in homes in every state.
Factors that can affect radon levels in homes include the following:
- Local geology
- Construction materials
- How the home was built
How Do I Know if I Have Radon in My Home?
You should have your home tested to determine the level of radon gas present in the indoor air. If you have high radon levels, there are ways to reduce those levels. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
Hire a Qualified Radon Tester
It is important to get an accurate radon test. The best way to assure this is to hire a qualified professional to conduct the testing. As qualified tester, NPI knows the proper conditions, testing devices and guidelines for obtaining reliable radon test results.
Proudly providing radon testing in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Pasco, Yakima, Walla Walla, Selah, Sunnyside, Prosser, Grandview, Toppenish, Wapato, Goldendale, Zillah, Ellensburg, Benton City, White Swan, Outlook, Granger, Buena, Parker, Burbank, Harrah, Gleed, Naches, and Mabton, Washington.