Why All Tennessee Homes Need Radon Testing
Did you know that Tennessee has higher than the national average of radon in homes and that you are at risk no matter where you live in the state? If scheduling a radon test is not something you have considered for your home, now is the time to take care of this crucial home maintenance task. All-Pro Home Inspections can set up a radon test in your home to determine whether this invisible and odorless gas is present. Let’s discuss what radon is, why it’s so dangerous, and how we can help protect you and your family from this hazard.
What is Radon?
A health risk throughout the United States, this radioactive gas forms when uranium decays below the surface of the earth. It is released through rocks, soil, and water, and then seeps into your home through small cracks and other openings. The only way to detect it inside your home is through radon testing. All homes are at risk for radon exposure, regardless of the foundation type or the year built.
Radon in Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) considers radon to be a very serious problem in the state. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Radon Program are in complete agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that every home in Tennessee should be tested for radon. All-Pro Home Inspections uses a continuous 48-hour radon gas monitor, and we can typically get the results the same day the test is completed. Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will need to ensure that you schedule a radon test.
The Risk of Radon
Exposure to radon gas does not cause any immediate symptoms, but it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. There is a common misconception that newly built homes are not at risk for radon. However, radon can pass through small cracks and holes that are present even in new construction. Additionally, radon is present both inside and outside the home. The only way you can have peace of mind, knowing for certain that you aren’t in danger is to get your home tested for radon.
Schedule Your Radon Test
All-Pro Home Inspections will help you make the best decisions in caring for your home by providing you with the information and tools you need. Besides radon testing, we can provide mold testing, complete home inspections, termite inspections, and more. Contact us today at (615) 337-1277 if you would like to get a quote, or schedule your radon test online now. We serve homeowners in Nashville and the surrounding areas including Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro.