Although it is not often considered, long-term exposure to radon gas can have serious health effects. It is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that as many as 21,000 people die each year from lung cancer brought on by radon exposure.
There are home test kits available that can be helpful, but it is highly recommended you hire a professional radon inspector who can not only tell if radon gas is present in your home, but can take the necessary steps to have it mitigated.
When you want to remove this odorless silent killer from your home, call on a radon inspector/mitigator to get the job done right.
A professional inspection is more reliable than a test kit
When you have a home and family to look after, every dollar matters. Because of this, you may be tempted to buy an inexpensive home radon test. Although a home test kit may tell you if there is a radon problem, it cannot tell you where, and how much, radon needs to be mitigated.
A certified, professional radon testing company will use the best equipment available, including time integrated sampling, continuous radon monitors (CRM) and more. With these tools, they will be able to detect the source of the issue more accurately and can get to work on ensuring the radon is out of your home for good.
You’ll get the results quicker
If you choose to use an at-home kit that needs to be sent to a lab, you may be waiting weeks to get the results. These weeks can be crucial to the health of your family. When you choose to have your home tested for radon by a professional, they will often have results for you as soon as the testing is finished.
Will avoid health risks to your family
The most important reason to have your home inspected by a professional is ensuring your family doesn’t have any long-term health issues. If radon is detected as being at a level of 4pCi/L or above, the radon testing company will be able to use several abatement and mitigation techniques to make sure a there is no longer a risk. Whether it be a vent with a fan to pump the radon out of your home, better encapsulation techniques and more, you’ll gain peace of mind in knowing there’s an effective plan in place.
When you require a professional radon inspection and testing for your home, call on our team at Radon Zapper. We have provided professional radon services, including inspection, testing and mitigation to those throughout Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties of New York for over 20 years. We look forward to ensuring your family is safe and your home is radon free. Call 845-467-1117 to get started.