Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon causes lung cancer, and is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations.
Testing is the only way to find out what the radon levels are in a home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that if you are buying a home or selling your home, you have it tested for radon. At Safe & Sound, we use specialized radon testing devices to measure and record radon levels in the home.
If the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), or higher, remediation will be needed. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, can be reduced.