What Is Radon?
Radon is an invisible, odorless, and potentially deadly gas that is naturally present in the environment.
According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The EPA also estimates that 1 out of every 15 homes in the US has an indoor radon concentration level high enough to require action.
US Surgeon General Richard Carmona reported that certain states are known to have higher than acceptable levels in many areas. Michigan is one of those high-risk states.
When Do You Need Radon Testing?
- Before You Buy a House
- To Help You Sell Your House
- When You Are Building a House
- When Lifestyle Changes Make You Spend More Time at Home
- If People Spend a Lot of Time in Your Basement
- Your house Has Never Been Tested or Not tested For a Long Time
Michigan Has High Radon Levels!
Many counties in Michigan have a high risk of dangerous radon levels. Radon testing is the only way to find out if your home has a Radon Problem!
Even if your home is in a lower risk area, you should still consider testing as a precautionary measure.
Surgeon General Carmona recommends that all homes be tested every two years, because radon levels can change over time and reach unsafe levels.