Radon is odorless, colorless–and dangerous. Ongoing environmental exposure to this toxic gas leads to an increased risk of lung cancer. To ensure the safety of your family, it’s critical to have the radon levels in your home tested. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends this analysis for all homeowners.
The Testing Process
Both short-term and long-term radon tests are available. An air quality professional will place a testing device at the lowest level of your home. They detect the presence of radon as well as the presence of products created by radon’s radioactive decay.
Radon levels are measured in picocuries/liter of air (pCi/L). Most homes have a level of around 1.25 pCi/L. Levels of 4pCi/L or greater require mitigation by an experienced professional.