Radon Gas Testing
Purchasing a property is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience! Furthermore, it is far more stressful than you might imagine. To defend your house, it is crucial to surround yourself with unbiased professionals. Radon gas testing is a crucial inspection.
We will assist you in learning about every feature of your newly constructed home so that you may feel more secure and confident about your investment. Early radon gas detection allows you to protect your family by making quick and easy repairs. Smart homeowners hire the services of a reputable business that performs thorough radon gas testing because it can be difficult to identify the symptoms to look for if you aren’t a qualified specialist.
You may rely on our knowledgeable Master Inspector during your purchasing process thanks to extensive radon gas testing. We’ll be able to respond to all of your inquiries regarding your inspection.
What is Radon Gas?
A naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon is created when uranium breaks down in soil and rocks. Tasteless, colorless, and odorless describe radon gas. Testing for it is the only way to find out if it’s present in your house.
Radon is viewed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) as a very severe issue in our state.
Radon has the ability to penetrate your home in Tennessee, regardless of where you live. All properties should be radon checked, regardless of zone designation or geographic location. There is no area where there is no radon risk.
Only cigarette smoking is known to be a more significant risk factor for lung cancer than radon gas. Each year, radon is thought to be the cause of 21,000 deaths from lung cancer. A little over 2,900 of these fatalities include nonsmokers.
Radon gas decomposes and releases energetic alpha particles. These specks are present in the air we breathe, and after being inhaled, they may end up in our lungs. These particles’ energy has the ability to change cell DNA, raising the risk of lung cancer. Lung cancer risk is quite high for people who smoke and reside in homes with high levels of radon.
Fortunately, because radon is diffused in the open air, it rarely poses a health danger outside. However, radon can accumulate to deadly amounts inside of a house, other structures, or tunnels.
Why Do I Need a Radon Gas Test?
A radioactive gas called radon is derived from the soil. The majority of houses and other structures are built on top of land. The earth beneath and around the foundation of your home often has lower air pressure than the air within your home. Your home operates like a vacuum, pulling radon in through foundation cracks and other openings as a result of this difference in air pressure. When well water is utilized for showering and other domestic purposes, radon may also be present and may be emitted into the air in your home. When compared to radon entering your home through the earth, radon entering your home through water typically poses a much smaller risk.
Testing for radon in your home is easy to do. Every home in Tennessee should be tested, especially if you consider the fact that radon related lung cancer kills approximately 21,000 people each year.
Trust the 30 years of experience Memphis Home Inspectors offers to help you make sure you’re making the right decision and help you with your radon gas testing.
Memphis Home Inspectors serves Memphis and the greater mid-south area. Call us today at (901) 390-9162 or contact us to schedule an inspection. We give you the professional service and the peace of mind from the thorough radon gas testing you deserve.