Radon is a colorless, odorless, and invisible gas that rises up from the soil and can enter homes. Long-term exposure to high radon levels can increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium in soils and rocks. Radon enters homes through small cracks in floors or walls, construction joints, or gaps in foundations around pipes, wires, or pumps. There are many areas throughout Idaho that have high levels of radon; about 2 out of 5 homes that have been tested in the state have levels above 4.0 pCi/L.
Testing your home for radon is the only way to know if you are at risk. If you’re looking at purchasing a new home, a radon test should be conducted as part of the overall home inspection. If you are simply curious about your current home, we can perform individual radon tests on your house as well. We have state-of-the art testing equipment that can quickly and efficiently conduct a test to measure your radon levels.
Getting Your Home Tested
We recommend all buyers and sellers test their homes for radon. It’s an inexpensive way to protect the health of you and your family. We are happy to answer any questions you have about radon. For those looking at testing for radon as a part of the overall home inspection process, we do offer bundled package discounting.