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How Does Radon Enter a Home?
Radon forms naturally. Uranium in soil or rock breaks down to form radium, which then turns into radon gas. Once formed, radon enters a home through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings. Radon is inhaled and can cause lung cancer. Because radon comes from rock and soil, it can be found anywhere. Exposure to limited concentrations, like those found outdoors, is impossible to avoid. However, when radon gets trapped indoors, it may exist in dangerous concentrations.
Do I Need to Worry About Radon?
Every home should be tested for radon. Radon has been found at elevated levels in homes in every state. Your home can have elevated levels of radon while your neighbor's home does not. Testing is the only way to determine if you have a problem. Thousands of lung cancer deaths could be avoided each year if home and building owners acted to test and fix.
What Do I do if Radon is Elevated in My Home?
A radon mitigation system, which essentially consists of a vent pipe, fan and the proper sealing of cracks, can be installed. This system collects radon gas at the source before it enters your home and vents it to the outside. If you need to have a radon mitigation system installed, it is best to contact a certified radon mitigation professional to do the installation. A list of certified radon mitigation professionals can usually be obtained by contacting your state radon program.
Termites are pests that if left untreated, can cause severe and irreversible structural damage to your home. Termite problems can be an expensive issue to deal with, and homes with previous issues are more likely to see infestations again. It is critical for homeowners to get a termite inspection. If you have previously seen evidence of an infestation in the past, a termite inspection should be conducted annually. When conducting a termite inspection, the inspector will examine all visible surfaces for cracks, holes, or wood soft spots in all accessible areas of the home which includes but not limited to the attic and basement / crawl space. Identifying infestation issues early can help make mitigation easier to manage.