Date Published: 03/06/2020 [Source]
Radon is a gas that cannot be smelled, tasted or seen. It forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, all radioactive metals, breaks down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People are often exposed to radon by breathing the radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. As radon comes naturally from the earth, people are always exposed to it. This is why, during testing, radon test devices will be placed in the lowest occupied level of the home.
Erica Harig, a representative for Bell Harig Home Inspections, says, "Radon is also known as The Silent Killer due to how undetectable it is. Odorless, colorless and non-combustible, radon does its damage over the long term, causing the development of lung cancer in those exposed to it for a moderate to long period of time. The last thing you want is to be in a constant state of risk in your home. Why not ensure your home is safe for you and your loved ones?"
"Radon levels are subject to environmental factors. However, you can take an active role in ensuring your home is safe for all who live there. The good news is that you don't have to struggle with this issue alone. At Bell Harig Home Inspections, we are here to help you. Don't hesitate to call Bell Harig Home Inspections so that you can schedule a radon test for your Hartwood home."