Home Inspections Bend offers all kinds of comprehensive home inspection solutions, including Radon Testing. Radon testing is essential if you want to ensure your home is healthy and not polluted with this invincible carcinogen. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and is the second largest cause of lung cancer after smoking. Cracks inside the walls and floors of your home can allow radioactive radon gas to seep inside and affect your air quality and health. It can get in through other channels too, such as:
- Gaps in flooring
- Warm air rising indoors
- Spaces around pipes entering the foundation
- Wind blowing outdoors
- Fireplaces and furnaces
- Open areas inside the walls
- Exterior air vents
- Water (usually well water)
- Construction joints
Why Carry Out Radon Testing?
Homes with radon inside of them can be mitigated or fixed, but when left alone it can do damage to the DNA and cause diseases and even death. Radon exposure is, after tobacco smoke, the leading environmental cause of lung cancer death in the United States. An estimated 21,000 people die from radon-related lung cancer every year. The following stats should also be considered:
- One in 15 U.S. homes has high levels of radon, according to the EPA.
- Risk of lung cancer in children resulting from exposure to radon may be almost twice as high as the risk to adults exposed to the same amount of radon.
Isn’t Everyone Exposed To Radon?
Yes, everyone is exposed to Radon at some point as it is found outdoors in low levels. However, it is very dangerous in confined spaces as the gas is concentrated at much higher levels – which is why it can negatively impact health and cause numerous issues. Radon levels can fluctuate frequently, which is why being tested by a professional home inspection company is a must. Using a home kit may not be accurate enough to get the right answer.
Radon can enter into to both new and older homes, both with or without basements. You aren’t exempt from Radon just because your home is new, expensive, or any other factor. In fact, excessive radon levels have been found in Bend and the surrounding counties in the past.
If you’re in Bend and you haven’t had your property tested for Radon yet, now is the time. Get in touch with Home Inspections Bend today and you’ll get total peace of mind. You really can’t be too careful with your health or the health of your loved ones!
Contact Home Inspections Bend Today
Knowing the air quality of your home can give you peace of mind and leave you breathing a little easier. Let Home Inspections Bend give you that peace of mind by calling and booking your inspection today. Our experienced, friendly, professional team also serves Central Oregon areas such as Redmond, Prineville, Sisters, La Pine and the surrounding area.
Don’t leave it to chance – protect your loved ones with our comprehensive radon testing service today!