Why Radon Testing Is Important
Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that comes out of the ground. It is imperceptible by humans as it is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, but it is still quite dangerous. Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and seeps into the air we breathe. In open spaces, levels are low enough in the air to not be hazardous to our health. In our homes, however, radon particles can become trapped, raising levels to a potentially dangerous amount. The EPA has determined that high levels of radon can cause lung cancer more often than second-hand tobacco smoke, making mitigation of radon in your home all the more important.
Radon does not discriminate between homes. You may experience higher levels no matter if your home is older or newer, has a basement or not, etc. Radon can enter your home one of several different ways:
Cracks in the foundation or walls
Gaps around service pipes
The only way to determine if too much radon is coming from one of those sources is through testing. At Guardian Environmental, we use state-of-the-art technology to test your levels. While some other companies may try to make your levels look higher so you have to go through an intense mitigation process, we prioritize you and your home. Our testing is all run through a third-party, so the levels you receive are always 100% accurate.
After levels and a source are determined, our team of experts can get to work on preventing any more dangerous gas from entering your home. We guarantee the radon reduction systems we use can reduce the levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be brought down to acceptable levels with proper mitigation. After your mitigation system is in place, we'll even do follow-up testing to show you how much your levels were brought down. We won't stop until your home is safe for you and your family.