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Why Get a Radon Test?

September 18, 2013

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. With statistics like this, it is crucial to know all you can about the deadly chemical element, and what exactly you can do to get rid of it. Don’t leave the health of your family up to chance, get a radon test today.

Take the first step

Because it is naturally occurring, there have been high radon levels discovered in every state. This is one case where it is better to be house2safe than sorry. It doesn’t matter where you live, your home could be affected by radon. Don’t leave your health and safety up to chance. Even though it is not required to get your home tested, it is never a bad idea. The money you spend will be miniscule compared to the consequences if radon is present in your home.

If you think you would be able to detect radon in your home without testing before it becomes a problem, think again. Radon has no color, taste, smell, or any identifying qualities. The symptoms associated with radon don’t show up until years later. To successfully find radon, professionals would need to do further tests.

The test

Testing your home is the only way to find out if there are dangerous levels of radon present. Although there are kits you can buy that will test the levels of radon in the home, it is best to have this done by a professional to ensure the most accurate readings. At Superior, we have the equipment necessary to keep your family safe from radon.
The radon levels in your home can change quickly. Consider calling us for a radon test if:

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• You are moving into a new home

• Your home is being remodeled

• You have your own private well: radon is more likely to get into this water supply

• The home hasn’t been tested for a couple of years

Radon gives no warning. Even if your home had safe levels of radon when you first got it tested, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will stay that way. Radon can seep from the rocks through the foundation of your home and cause damage to your health. These simple tests will help you know if there is a deeper problem you need to take care of as soon as possible.

Take the health of your family serious. Radon gas is not something to mess with. For the most experienced radon testing and mitigation, call us today. This test could give you peace of mind, or awaken you to a deep problem that needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later.

By Cassie Costner