What is radon?  We often hear that question and we understand why.  When was the last time the subject of radon came up for you?!  Radon is not something most people are even aware of so we'll highlight the important facts in this article to give you at least a little knowledge of radon.  To learn more we encourage you to visit the Home Inspection Info tab at the top of our home page, hover over it and you'll see a drop down that says Radon Gas Advice and when you hover over that you'll find three articles to choose from.

Here are the basics about radon:

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the soil.   It is colorless and odorless.

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of the uranium found in most rocks and soils.

Any home, new or old, can have a radon problem.

Radon levels can vary from house to house.

The EPA recommended Action Level is 4.0 pCi/l.   This means that if you have a radon test at your home and the levels come back higher than 4.0 pCi/l you should seriously consider installing a mitigation ssystem at your home.  Mitigation systems average $800-$1200.00.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, exceeded only by smoking.

If you've never had a radon test at your home we encourage you to do so.  Call our office at 585-589-5650 to schedule your radon test!