What is Radon? Am I being exposed to Radon? Can I buy a house with high radon levels?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that emits from beneath a homes foundation, from soil that has high uranium content. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
The only way the determine if your home has a dangerous radon level is by performing a Radon Test. Briarwood Home Inspections has the most state of the art continuous radon monitors in the inspection industry. These monitors are precisely calibrated on a yearly basis in a radon chamber to ensure you and your family gets the most accurate test possible.
Absolutely you can buy a home with high radon levels. Simply all that needs to be done is have a radon mitigation system installed, re-test to confirm the system is working and your level is below the epa’s threshold. Then re-test every two years. All homes have radon gas present but the objective is to keep the levels of radon below the epa’s threshold.