Radon Inspection and Radon Testing

Radon is one of the most important concerns that every homeowner should be mindful of. Radon can saturate your indoor air quality as a naturally occurring gas, which will eventually lead to much more significant health problems. Long-term radon exposure is hazardous, so it is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency states that at least 21,000 people die every year due to radon lung cancer. 

Radon is naturally produced as radioactive metals like uranium breaks down and decays. This gas further decays into radioactive particles that can be inhaled and get trapped in your lungs. As these particles also break down, they release a small burst of energy that can damage your lung tissue, and the risk of developing lung cancer is very high. The longer you are exposed to high radon levels, the higher the risk of developing lung cancer. And the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years.

How does this gas enter your home?

Radon is an odorless and colorless gas, and it is hard to identify radon at home. It can enter your home through the cracks in the foundation. Because the soil pressure outside your home is higher than the pressure inside, your house became like a vacuum, pulling this deadly gas inside through the cracks, pores, and holes in the foundation. Aside from that, radon can also enter through floor-wall joints, mortar joints, sump pumps, soil in unfinished crawl spaces, well water, cavities inside walls, loose-fitting pipe penetrations, and other parts of your home that use granite, brick, concrete, or rock materials. When this gas is trapped inside your house, it becomes a severe problem.

While some homes can be exposed to higher radon levels, all homes are susceptible. The only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for them. 

How to deal with radon gas problems?

Radon gas isn’t visible to our naked eyes, and we cannot smell it. That’s why there is a need to test if your house is exposed to radon gas. 

There are two ways to test if you are not safe from radon gas. First is to hire a home inspector to assess your home if it has radon gas in it. Second is you can do it on your own using a kit that you can buy online. You just need to follow the manual on how to use it, and once you have followed it, you can send it to a lab for further testing.

However, if you want to get an expert’s opinion, it is better to get a home inspection company to assess radon gas’s whole situation in your own house. After the entire assessment, the home inspector can give you a detailed report.



There are steps to lower your home’s high radon levels in your home. The action you can do is install a vent pipe system and fan, which allows you to remove the radon gas inside your home and vents it outside your house. 

If radon levels in your home are high, you can take steps to lower them. The most common method is to have a vent pipe system and fan installed, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside.

Now what?

It is time to contact us now  (516) 591-3262. The Inspection Boys team can help you assess your home if you are experiencing any radon gas problems at home. We will wait for your call and look forward to serving you!


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