Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. The EPA recommends Radon testing whether you are buying or selling a home.
If the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), or higher, remediation will be needed. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, can be reduced. If radon is discovered in the home, Shawn will provide solutions to help you mitigate the problem.