Have you heard of radon gas? This odorless, tasteless and colorless gas is considered the "silent killer" for two reasons. First, you cannot detect it without specialized testing. And second, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. In fact, it accounts for over 21,000 deaths each year. Many think that Radon is only present in older homes. So is radon in new homes as well?
How Does Radon Enter A Home
Radon enters your home through construction joints and cracks / pores in the foundation of your home. You may think that it in a newer home, there are no cracks so you don't have to worry about it. But the truth is that a new house is still built on old soil. And cement in your foundation will always have pores. Therefor, it doesn't matter the age of the home, radon can always be present.
Protecting Your Home Against Radon
There are a few things that you can do to protect you and your loved ones against radon gas. First, if you are building your home, consider installing a passive radon system before the foundation is poured. This can drastically reduce the level of radon that ever enters your home. It is also more cost effective to install this now. If radon levels are still high, simply call us to connect a fan and turn it into an active system.
If you are concerned about the house you currently live in, or are interested in buying, the first step to protection, is testing. Testing your home for radon can be done quickly and even at NO COST to you. Simply fill out the form on this page to request a test.
Take Action Against Radon
The most important thing you can do to protect your loved ones from radon, is take action. Whether that means contacting our experts at Utah Radon Services, requesting a free test, or receiving a bid for a passive system.
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