Most people take the precautions they can to protect their family from harm. However, sometimes the intruders you can’t see can be the most dangerous. Radon gas falls into that category. Fortunately, All-Pro Home Inspections can set up a radon test in your Nashville area home to see if this invisible, odorless gas is present. Contact us at (615) 337-1277 or schedule online now.
Common Radon Hazards
Radon is a health risk throughout the United States. This radioactive gas forms when 1) uranium decays below the surface of the earth, 2) is released through rocks, soil, and water, and then 3) seeps into your home through small cracks and other openings. The only way to know for certain if it’s present in your home is to order radon testing. The following facts about radon show its potential to be harmful.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Exposure to radon gas causes no immediate symptoms.
Radon is present both indoors and outside.
All homes are at risk of radon exposure, regardless of 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. Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Radon Program are in full agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that every home in Tennessee should be tested for radon. If you are buying or selling a home, make sure radon testing is part of your transaction. At All-Pro, we use a continuous 48-hour radon gas monitor. Once the test is complete, the results are typically available on the same day.Sample Report
Are Newly Built Homes at Risk for Radon?
Unfortunately, that answer is yes. Many people believe that a home that has just been built can’t be at risk for radon because the materials are new. However, radon is in soil, rocks, and water and can pass through small cracks and holes that are present even in new builds. The only way to know for certain is to get a radon test.Schedule Now
In addition to radon testing, All-Pro offers many other inspection services for homes and businesses. If you purchase a complete home inspection with your radon testing, you’ll also receive our warranties including our popular RecallChek.