Radon Testing Indianapolis Indiana
At National Advanced Inspections, our home inspectors are experts in Radon and can perform Radon Testing in your home. We will alert you of elevated Radon levels that exceed EPA limits - and most of all, we will let you know how to keep you and your family safe.
Did You Know...
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that is present worldwide in the environment as a byproduct of the natural decay of uranium. Radon that is present in the surrounding soil or well water can be a source of radon in a home. Radon from the surrounding soil enters a home through small spaces and openings such as cracks in concrete, floor drains, sump pump openings, wall and floor joints in basements, and the pores in hollow block walls.
Radon can seep into groundwater and remain trapped there. As a result, if a home is supplied with water taken from a groundwater source, there is a greater potential for a radon problem. The likelihood of radon in the water supply is greatly reduced in home supplied with water from a municipal water supply. When radon gas and its decay products enter a home, they remain in circulation in the enclosed air. Outdoors, radon is not a problem because the surrounding air allows the gas to diffuse in the atmosphere.
No level of radon is considered safe; there are risks even at very low levels. Radon gas breaks down intro radioactive particles (called decay products) that remain in the air. As people breathe these particles, they become trapped in the lungs and cause damage that may lead to lung cancer.
Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay that can seep into homes. Radon is highly toxic, and because it cannot be readily detected by sight or smell, it is very dangerous. Certain soils in the United States are more likely to create radon. An air test will be performed in accordance with local radon guidelines and laws. The results will be clear as to what, if any, action needs to be taken. Mitigation for radon is usually a fairly simple process, and not too expensive.
Radon Resources and Further Reading
Check out the following links for more information regarding Radon.