Radon Gas Testing – Recommended Or Required When You Are Buying A Home In Texas?
RADON GAS TESTING IS A GOOD IDEA FOR EVERYONE IN TEXAS
While radon testing is typically done when people are buying or selling a home, radon testing is not just paperwork to complete prior to a real estate deal. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that every family have their home tested to ensure that they are not breathing unsafe levels of radon gas.
There Are Ways To Reduce And
Manage The Amount Of Radon
Gas In Your Home
If you are buying a home or having a home built on a new lot, you can include some features in the construction (or in the remodel) of your home that can help reduce the levels of radon gas.
YOU CAN’T SMELL IT, SEE IT, OR TASTE IT – BUT LEFT UNDETECTED, RADON GAS POSES SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS
Radon gas is dangerous to who those who are exposed to it, especially when they are exposed for a long time. The gas is radioactive and can come up from the soil in many areas in Texas.
What Is Radon Gas?
Radon gas occurs as a natural byproduct when uranium breaks down in soil, rock and water. It occurs naturally and it is fairly common in the air. However, if you breathe the radon gas at high levels over a period of time, you are at a greater risk of lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General warned that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America.
Homes And Buildings Are Sometimes Built
Over Areas With High Levels Of Radon Gas
As small quantities of uranium break down naturally in the ground underneath a home, it seeps up through the ground and enters the air we breathe. If high levels of radon are flowing through the ground where you live, that radon gas can seep in through small cracks and fissures in the foundation or even through well water. Homes are built to be efficient and maintain a consistent temperature by trapping air and keeping it indoors. This same efficiency can work to keep radon gas trapped inside the home, keeping indoor air with an unsafe level of radon gas in the air they breathe for hours each day.
Radon Gas Can Be Found In Homes
With Or Without Basements, Regardless Of Time Built
Radon gas seeps into a building from the soil and materials underneath. Houses built, regardless of the era, can be affected by radon gas. The risk is particularly high in homes because that is where you tend to spend the majority of your time. You and your loved ones may be inhaling radon gas while you sleep and never realize there is a problem. That is why it is so critical to have your home (or a home that you intend to buy or sell) tested for radon gas.
GreenWorks Conducts Thorough Radon Gas Tests In A Timely Manner To Help With Time-Sensitive Requirements Of Home Purchases
All we do at GreenWorks focuses on performing industry-standard testing in a timely manner. Our team works with agents (or home buyers) to achieve thorough and accurate reporting, and to complete and submit those reports in a manner that will meet industry requirements. In short, we get the job done right, do it quickly, and give you everything you need to complete your transaction.
How Common Are High Levels Of Radon Gas?
Current data shows that one out of every 15 homes in the United States has an “elevated radon level” (4 pCi/L or more). Chances are that you know a number of people who live in homes where radon gas exposure presents a significant risk. Of course, even you may live in one of these homes. If you have not already had your home tested, then give us at GreenWorks a call today and schedule a time for our technician to come to your home and conduct a test.
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