The biggest benefit of radon testing is peace of mind. Radon has no smell, taste, or color, and beyond contributing to the development of lung cancer, radon exposure has no symptoms that can be identified by a doctor. That means a radon test is the only way to make sure your home has a safe level of radon.
Radon tests can also save you money if you’re trying to sell your home, because you can provide information about radon levels to potential buyers, and ensure you meet local codes related to radon compliance. The EPA also recommends that you test for radon when buying a home. That way, if high levels of radon are detected, you can request that the home seller install mitigation features, or you can back out of the purchase by utilizing your home inspection contingency.
No matter the area, age or style of home, radon can be found, meaning every home should have regular radon tests scheduled. Keep yourself, family and guests safe from this cancer-causing gas with a radon test from Blue Guardian Home Inspections. Call to schedule today.
Read more about Radon and its health effects on EPA.gov