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Sadly, there are a lot of homeowners that are simply unaware of radon that may be in their home until they have suffered the medical consequences that come from having high levels of radon. But you already have the smoke and fire detectors and even the carbon monoxide alarms. Why do you really need radon tests for your home? Continue reading to learn why.
You Could Develop Cancer
If you have high levels of radon in your home you will need to seek out professional help to get the levels down to a safe level. The gas seeps into your home through tiny spots or cracks in the basement or foundation. When the gas builds up in there, it will impact your health. Long-term exposure to radon can cause people to develop cancer. This is because the gas is a carcinogen and has been found to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, right behind smoking.
You Want To Be Able To Sell Your Home With Ease
You will need to make sure that the radon tests are good before you decide to sell your home. This way, potential buyers will not suddenly back out of the deal because of a failed radon test. Since it can take some time and a lot of hard work to properly seal the basement or foundation in order to reduce the radon levels, this is not a project that you want to postpone until the very last minute. You should start the radon testing now so if there is an issue, you would have plenty of time to have the problem issued before you even think about selling your home or renting it out to someone.
As you can see, you will want to have your home tested for radon as soon as possible. Since it is not something that you can see or smell, you cannot assume that your home is free of radon. Even if your home is new and everything looks to be sealed well in the basement or crawlspace, you never know where the radon could still seep in through. Call for professional home radon level testing as soon as possible so you can find out the base level for radon in your home so you can keep track of your progress in getting it to disappear. Remember, while there are some at-home tests that you can do on your own, they are not likely to be as accurate as the testing done by skilled professionals.
For more information on radon tests, contact a company near you.