Radon Level Testing
One of the many environmental services we offer at Sunbelt Environmental is radon level testing for your home or business. Learn more about radon and the importance of proper radon level testing below.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. It is also chemically inert, meaning that the only way to determine how much radon is in a space is by radon level testing. Radon occurs when the breakdown of the uranium that exists in the soil and rocks gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found in homes, offices, and schools as it can easily pass through most building materials like insulation and sheetrock.
The Dangers and Effects of Radon
Because radon is a radioactive gas, high levels can cause significant health issues, especially with continued exposure. According to the EPA, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, just behind smoking. Even if a person does not smoke, they have an increased risk of developing lung cancer if there are high levels of radon in their homes. Increased radon levels in water may also cause an increased risk of developing stomach cancer. Children are also at an increased risk of becoming sick through exposure to radon.
The Importance of Radon Level Testing
While the EPA states that any radon exposure carries some risk, there is a level that is deemed acceptable for long-term exposure. The EPA recommends that homes with a radon level testing result of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher should be fixed to reduce the level of exposure. Since radon cannot be detected through sight, smell, or taste, radon level testing is the only way to determine if radon is in your home or business. While there are home testing kits that are available for purchase, the best option for radon level testing is to hire a certified radon level testing company, like Sunbelt Environmental Services.
Contact Sunbelt Environmental Today!
Don’t let you and your family become sick from radon exposure in your home. With radon level testing services from Sunbelt Environmental, you choose the professionals with years of experience in radon level testing and repair. We will test your home for increased radon levels and help you determine a repair plan to reduce the levels if they measure higher than 4 pCi/L. For more information on our services and to schedule your radon level testing appointment, call toll-free at 1-800-333-5052 or contact the Sunbelt Environmental headquarters in Springfield, MO, at 417-831-6258. We look forward to speaking with you.