What Is Radon Testing & Why Is It Important?

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Radon Testing: A Vital Part of Home Inspection

At Linkhorn Home Inspections, we understand how important it is for a home inspection to be thorough and complete. Thats why we always include radon testing as part of our comprehensive home inspection services in the greater Columbus area.

What Is Radon?

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks and openings in the foundation, or through well water. Radon can build up to high levels inside a home, making it dangerous to breathe.

Why Is Radon Testing Important?

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. By testing for radon prior to purchasing a new home or during a routine inspection, you can detect elevated levels of this dangerous gas before they become hazardous to your health.

What Does Radon Testing Involve?

At Linkhorn Home Inspections, we use professionalgrade radon testing kits for accuracy and reliability. Our experienced inspectors will set up these kits throughout your home at least one per level so that they can detect any presence of radon gas. After the 48 hours are up, well send the results off to an independent laboratory for analysis and will provide you with a full report outlining our findings and recommendations on what steps should be taken if needed.

Taking Action

At Linkhorn Home Inspections, we believe that knowledge is power when it comes to protecting yourself from potential hazards like radon gas in your home environment. Thats why we always recommend scheduling regular inspections as well as tests for any possible contaminants such as radon gas or carbon monoxide before purchasing or renting a property no matter howsafe it may appear on the surface. With our professional team of inspectors here at Linkhorn Home Inspections on your side, you can rest assured knowing that you have access to reliable information about whats really going on beneath the surface of your property giving you peace of mind now and down the road!

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