What is Radon?

Great article about Radon, thank you Jessica Berger

Live Lively in Portland

January is National Radon Action Month! I frequently get asked by my clients which tests they should do during an inspection.  I always recommend a general inspection, a sewer scope, and a radon test. This is almost always followed by “what is radon?” Well, radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is slightly radioactive.  Because of this radioactivity, it is dangerous to the human body in high doses.  In fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the united states.  Sounds a little scary right?  Lucky for us, we can test for it!

It’s important to know there will be some level of radon present in all homes.  The gas enters the home through the soil at the lowest level of the house.  This is why the best place to test the radon is in the basement or near the crawl space entrance.  You can buy…

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