The risks of radon [Video]

Radon is a serious threat to homeowners. The colorless, odorless and tasteless gas can seep up through radioactive sediment into properties new and old and cause major health problems. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency advises all homeowners to regularly test for the gas.

According to the National Cancer Institute, radon is known to cause aggressive forms of lung cancer. Normally, individuals who develop cancer as a result of radon exposure inhale radioactive particles of the gas. Researchers estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 people die each year from cancer associated with the gas. Smokers account for around 90 percent of these deaths.

You can mitigate these risks by scheduling a radon test. The procedure is incredibly simple. Representatives from your home inspection company of choice will install radon detectors in your home. These automated devices conduct hourly radon readings for a period of 90 days. Then, experts analyze the data to look for elevated levels of the gas.

Call Alban Inspections to schedule a radon test today. We use state of the art equipment and serve customers throughout the state of Maryland.