Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. Radon is invisible, odorless, and tasteless making it impossible to detect without specialized equipment. Approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths related to radon occur in the United States every year, and it's estimated that 1 in 10 homes has radon levels above the thresholds recommended by the EPA. The Indiana EPA recommends testing all Indiana homes for radon.
Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and a radioactive gas that is naturally produced from the breakdown of uranium, thorium, and radium. Radon can significantly increase your risk of developing lung cancer, which is why radon testing is so important. Radon is present in all air but enters homes through foundations, cracks in the floors, and walls. It then collects inside the home and contaminates the air occupants breathe. Basement rooms are going to have the highest radon levels. Energy-efficient homes that are tightly sealed and well-insulated are especially susceptible to high radon levels. While steps are included in the construction process of newer homes to reduce indoor radon levels, homes of any age can have high radon levels and should be tested.
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The first step to protect yourself and your family is to have Eagle 1 Inspection Group check the concentration of radon in the home. We provide continuous radon monitoring tests using specialized equipment to give you an accurate measurement of radon concentration levels. If the radon measurement is greater than 4 picocuries per liter, then it is recommended that you install a radon mitigation system. The most common radon mitigation systems use a fan to pull in radon from beneath the house and vent it outdoors where it is quickly diluted to safe levels.
Eagle 1 Inspection Group provides radon testing in Columbus, Edinburgh, Franklin, Whiteland, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Nashville, Bloomington, Hope Greensburg, Elizabethtown, Seymour, North Vernon, Madison, Sellersburg, Indiana, and surrounding cities . Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (812) 546-9911 or send us an email.