To put it simply, radon is a gas that can enter your home and has the possibility of becoming hazardous. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that comes from the soil. As you can tell, it is pretty much an “invisible” gas. There is no easy way to find it other than running tests. Radon can enter your home by moving up from the soil and through any cracks throughout your home.
The levels of radon vary throughout the region and depend on different characteristics of rock and soil underground. Radon levels can differ from neighborhood to neighborhood and enter through cracks in floors or walls.
The higher levels of radon gasses can be found in basements or crawl space. If your home has a basement, this means you may have higher levels of radon gases than most homes.
Radon can also travel through water that comes from the ground and releases radon gas into the air. As you can see, radon can enter your home through various mediums. It is important that you call us today!
There is a lot of misinformation out there about radon that can misinform you. One of the main myths about radon is that only homes with basements have a radon problem. That is not true. Just about any home can be prone to having high levels of radon if there was no prior radon mitigation. Give Advanced Radon Mitigation a call and we are happy to come out and inspect your home.