Most people are unaware of the existence of radon gas around their homes. Radon gas is a tasteless, odorless, and colorful gas that is actually considered a health hazard. Homeowners do not usually understand the depth of concern inhaling radon gas could have. Home Inspections Atlanta GA, Southern Home Inspection Services, knows just what to do, hence, they offer Radon Testing to know the radon levels in your home.
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Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless noble gas with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a by-product of the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock, and water. Radon goes into the air you breathe and into your home through cracks, joints, gaps in the floors, the cavity inside the walls, service pipes, and any holes in the foundation where it can easily seep through. Radon is gaseous and can easily be inhaled under normal conditions.
Radon is a silent killer considering that it is a real health hazard. You can’t smell or taste radon so the adverse effects of it are usually found later unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants. So, if you’re diagnosed with lung cancer and is correlated with exposure to radon gas, then you may have been unknowingly exposed to it for many years.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003), it is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. “For smokers, the risk of lung cancer is significant due to the synergistic effects of radon and smoking. For this population, about 62 people in 1,000 will die of lung-cancer, compared to 7.3 people in 1,000 for never smokers. Put another way, a person who never smoked (never smoker) who is exposed to 1.3 pCi/L has a 2 in 1,000 chance of lung cancer; while a smoker has a 20 in 1,000 chance of dying from lung cancer.”
Radon decay causes decay products that are called radon daughters or radon progeny. Radon daughters are solid, unlike radon gas, and stick to surfaces such as dust particles. Inhalation of contaminated dust can also cause lung cancer.
At Southern Home Inspection Services, radon inspections can be performed as a stand-alone test or in conjunction with any other inspection services they offer. Furthermore, they put emphasis on the importance of this test since the minimum radon level established by the Environmental Protection Agency is 4.0 pCi/L and anything higher than that will be needing radon mitigation. EPA also recommends that such testing should only be done by professionals regardless of the availability of radon devices. Home Inspectors Atlanta from Southern Home Inspection Services are licensed professionals who can carry on this job as radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L can still pose a health risk.
Radon testing is a positive selling point as much as it is a risk-reduction action. As a seller, make sure to have a radon test conducted prior to listing your property on the market so actions on lowering the radon levels can be established.
If you are planning to sell your property or buy a house, get in touch with Southern Home Inspection Services at (678) 279-5796 or by scheduling an appointment online https://weinspect4u.com/schedule/ and book your Atlanta Radon Testing today!
Southern Home Inspection Services is owned and operated by Jody Van Ostrand, who takes pride in being committed to following high standards and providing professional service to all of their customers. Home Inspections Atlanta GA has been providing Buyer’s Inspections, Pre-Listing Inspections, New Construction, and Phase Inspections, Builders 1-Year Warranty Inspections to home buyers and home sellers in the following areas of Metro Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Canton, Woodstock, and Cumming since 1997.
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