Radon Testing and Inspections
Homes across the United States can be at risk of exposure to radon gas. Even though it is not common, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested.
What Is Radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring, radioactive element that breaks down in the ground. If exposure occurs over time, it can cause lung cancer. This is why every home, not only homes with basements, but also those on a slab or with crawlspaces, should be checked.
Fortunately, if higher levels of radon are found, radon gas can be mitigated by improving ventilation, so it does not build up indoors. The Maryland Department of Health and the EPA recommends testing all homes for this invisible gas that has no taste or smell, and mitigating the risk if radon levels are found to be higher than 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). You can access an interactive map of Maryland’s Radon data.
Check Your Home for Radon
Inspecting a home for the presence of radon is one of the easiest ways to prevent lung cancer. Contact Chad Sims 410-476-8144, owner of Shore Inspection Services, LLC, to set up an evaluation and get your questions answered. We serve Maryland’s Eastern Shore and can give you sound advice to keep your home and family safe.