Radon testing is an important part of a NY or NJ home inspection. Have you had your home tested for radon gas? It is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Aurora Home Inspections serving NJ, NY and CT advises all homeowners to have a radon home inspection performed. Our licensed home inspectors are experienced and knowledgeable in radon testing and can perform a simple test to detect if your home has elevated levels of radon.
Radon testing has become such an important issue that ‘Radon Action Week’ has been formed during the month of October to help home owners become more aware of the dangers of radon gas. Because it comes from the ground, it is very easy for Radon to seep into your home undetected. It may not only infiltrate the air in your home but it can affect your water as well. Additionally, radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible, which means you could have elevated levels of radon in your home without even realizing it.
Radon gas is estimated to affect one in fifteen homes in the US. Your home could be one of them. If you’ve noticed that you or someone in your family is getting sick more often, that could be a sign of elevated levels of radon in your home.
What If Your Home Inspection Turns Up Radon Gas?
The EPA has what it considers ‘acceptable’ levels of radon gas in a home. If your home is above those levels, remediation may be required. This could be as simple as adding additional venting equipment.
For more information about radon testing in NJ and NY, watch our YouTube video below and give us a call at 201-476-9200. You may also fill out the ‘contact us’ form on our website and we will get right back to you.