The Importance of Radon Testing

Does your home have a radon problem? The EPA recommends homes with radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L or higher to undergo radon mitigation measures. Are your home levels safe?

The truth is, if your home hasn’t had a recent radon test, there’s no way of knowing!

Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas. That’s why they call it the “silent killer.” The only way to know your home has a radon problem and protect yourself and your family from this deadly gas is to have your home tested.

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Radon Assessment Test with Home Technology Inspections

The EPA estimates that one in every fifteen homes has elevated radon levels. If that’s not reason enough to get your levels checked, browse more top reasons below!

  1. Radon causes severe health conditions. Radon enters your body through breathing. If you breathe in too much over time, the radon that collects in the lining of your lungs can give off radiation and eventually cause lung cancer. Among non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer. And among smokers, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. In numbers, radon contributes to approximately 12% of lung cancers annually in the US. This is a risk you cannot afford to take!
  2. Selling Your Home is Easier. Radon testing is now becoming an expected test when selling your home. In fact, the EPA recommends that all houses be tested for radon during point of sale. New buyers will most likely ask for one as part of their home inspection, so make potential buyers feel more confident by advertising a radon-free home in your real estate listing! Considering the risks involved in owning a home with undetected radon, this simple test will be a huge benefit going into a possible sale. It’s simple: Test. Fix if needed. Sell your home.
  3. Radon levels change over time. Houses change over time, and so do radon levels. Fluctuations in radon levels are normal, especially if your house has undergone construction, had changes to the heating/cooling system, or the foundation has shifted. If you haven’t tested for radon in the past five years, it’s a good idea you get a new test.
  4. Any Home Can Have a Radon Problem. Forget the rumors you’ve heard about homes built on a slab being radon free. Or that radon is only found in old homes. There’s no radon-free guarantee for construction type, year built, or other related factors. Two neighboring homes with the same construction type and year built can still have two vastly different radon levels. Every home needs to be tested for radon.
  5. NY Homes Have High Levels of Radon. Although any home is at risk for having a radon problem, homes in New York State are especially susceptible. About 30 percent of homes in New York have radon levels above the level the EPA considers safe. If you live in the Capital Region, that includes you! Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, and Washington Counties are all “High Radon Area Counties” according to the NYS Department of Health.

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Radon mitigation is easier than you might think! Our team can get the process going with minimal help from you. If you need to know the radon levels in your home, or you need to reduce the radon levels in your home, schedule a radon assessment today. We’ll get your levels below EPA standards, guaranteed!

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