Radon is abundant in North Alabama, and can be found in any home. Radon levels can also fluctuate due to the chemical breakdown process in the rocks underground. Estimates have shown that 1 in 15 homes in North Alabama contain high levels of Radon, and it’s common for homes within neighborhoods and communities to contain different levels, even for homes next door to each other.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and invisible gas that naturally occurs from a long series of radioactive decay. As a result, Radon can enter the basement of your home. This can slowly cause serious health issues for homeowners, especially ones with existing health conditions.
Being exposed to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, exposure to Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Most North Alabama counties are designated as possessing the highest levels of Radon, and have been rated with zone 1 levels by the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA).
It is recommended that your home be tested every two years. Having a radon reading of 4 pCi/L or higher is considered hazardous. Even if your test reads less than 4, it can still pose a health risk to those living in your home.
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The health risks warrant periodic testing for Radon, especially in North Alabama. Our professionals will provide you with same day results. If we discover dangerous levels of Radon in your home, we will recommend the best solutions for mitigating the risk, so you can enjoy peace of mind with a healthy home for your loved ones.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to know if your home contains high levels of Radon gas. If you live in North Alabama, get your home tested today!