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What Home Buyers & Sellers Should Know About Radon Video PSA

http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html#overview

     HOW RADON LEAKS INTO THE HOME:

  • Cracks in solid floors
  • Construction joints
  • Cracks in walls
  • Gaps in suspended floors
  • Gaps around service pipes
  • Cavities inside walls
  • The water supply

What is radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is formed as natural deposits of uranium throughout the earth’s crust decay. As radon decay products are inhaled, they can alter the cells in the lungs. These alterations can increase the potential for getting lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. An estimated 21,000 people die of radon related lung cancer each year. 


How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?

Any home may have a radon problem.

Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.














Safeguard Inspections Services utilizes tamper-proof electronic radon monitors to insure accurate readings in occupied homes.  We also offer discounted testing after the mitigation system has been installed to confirm it is working properly.  Call 720-441-3434 today to schedule a radon inspection.  




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