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Radon Levels Explained: How to Interpret Your Test Results

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Apr 29, 2024 12:04:47 PM

An invisible threat lurks in the basements of many homes, silent yet potent. Radon, a naturally occurring gas, can pose serious health risks if it accumulates indoors. Before delving into the complexities of radon levels in your home, it's essential to grasp what radon is and where it comes from. Unraveling the mystery of radon starts by understanding its odorless, colorless, and tasteless nature, making it undetectable without specific tests.

Standardized metrics and guidelines determine when action is needed to combat radon exposure. This article will guide you through the various thresholds for safe and concerning radon levels and explain how indoor levels differ from outdoor concentrations. It’s crucial to comprehend these differences as they directly impact decision-making around radon mitigation.

Confronted with an array of numbers and scientific terms, interpreting test results can be daunting. We will simplify average radon levels, outline the health implications of varied concentrations, and discuss strategies for reducing dangerous levels in your home. By demystifying radon test results, you'll be empowered to ensure your living environment is safe and healthy.

Topics: Radon Testing
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Can I Test For Radon Myself?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 28, 2021 2:55:34 PM

Radon gas comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in rock and soil.

As uranium decays, it produces radon gas that rises from the soil.

Outdoors radon gas isn't a problem, but when it gets in your home and becomes trapped, it causes problems.

Radon gas trapped inside of your home can build up to unsafe levels. After years of exposure to it, you can develop severe health issues like lung cancer.

So what do you do to keep you and your family safe from radon exposure?

Radon is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, so the only way to know if your house has elevated radon levels is to have your home tested.

Fortunately, radon testing is easy, and if you do have elevated levels, it's relatively easy to mitigate.

And since lung cancer is such a devastating disease, testing your home for radon is a no-brainer.

Wondering if there is a way to treat your radon exposure? Read our blog post: "Is There a Cure for Radon Poisoning?

This begs the question, can you test for radon yourself, or is it best left to a professional radon contractor?

We'll take a look at that question in the article below.

Topics: Radon Testing
8 min read

A Simple Guide To Radon Testing | How Does It Work And What You Should Know

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Feb 2, 2021 1:49:00 PM

Just a little over a decade ago, very little was known about radon.

Topics: Radon Testing
9 min read

Is There Radon In My Granite Countertops?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Jan 27, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Natural granite's beauty lies in its vast array of colors and patterns, created from the presence of elements and minerals in the rock. 

Topics: Radon Testing
6 min read

Are Home Radon Test Kits Accurate?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 7, 2019 10:42:01 AM

Radon is a hidden danger in the homes of hundreds of people, but they don't even realize it.

Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, therefore completely undetectable.

Radon occurs naturally in the soil and can be found all over the world.

In extreme cases, radon poisoning leads to death, and people don't realize they have radon poisoning until it's too late.

With something as potentially harmful as radon, people need to know if they are in danger or not.

Also, like carbon monoxide, you can buy radon detectors and testing kits for your home to see if there are elevated levels of radon present.

If you do, you have to be proactive to get the radon out of your home.

But, are the test kits accurate? Should you put the health of you and your family in the hands of an at-home kit?

There is a significant amount of misinformation about what radon can do to your body. Read our blog post: "Can Exposure to Radon Cause Leukemia?

We'll explore that and more in the article below.

Topics: Radon Testing
4 min read

Your Home Has High Radon Levels...Now What?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Apr 12, 2019 4:15:24 PM

Everyone's house is at risk.

And, in turn, everyone's health is at risk.

It's a radioactive gas that can't be seen or smelled.

It's not quite as deadly as carbon monoxide, but the health risks are still severe.

Outside of smoking, it's the leading cause of lung cancer.

I'm talking about radon.

If you've already tested and found high levels of radon in your home, it's not too late to fix it.

You'll need to act fast, however, because the longer the radon is in your home, the higher your risk of developing lung cancer.

The EPA says, "you can reduce the levels of radon in your home by 99% if you use a radon reduction system."

There are also steps you can take right now that can help prevent and minimize radon levels from getting too high in your home.

Have you finally found your dream home and it has high levels of radon? Read our blog post: “Buying a Home with Radon Gas, Here’s What You Need to Know.

Topics: Radon Testing
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Is Radon Testing Necessary if I Do Not Have a Basement?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Aug 6, 2018 2:26:49 PM


Even single type of home is susceptible to radon gas regardless if there is a basement or not. 
Radon Gas Informational Graphic

If you live in a split level, ranch, 2nd floor apartment, or a 2-story home with a basement, radon is a potential threat to you. 

Why? Because radon comes up out of the ground and enters the home through its foundation, which every home has, each house is susceptible to radon gas.

It makes no difference if the building is old, new, insulated, or drafty.  All types of homes are at risk of radon whether or not they have a basement. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Read our blog post: "Radon Poisoning Prevention in 2 Steps."

Topics: Radon Testing
3 min read

Should I Test For Radon During My Home Inspection?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Mar 17, 2017 10:27:34 AM

Testing for Radon During a Home Inspection 

If you are in the process of purchasing a home and are wondering if you should have your home tested for radon gas during your home inspection, the answer is yes! 

The EPA recommends everyone who is looking to buy a home, have it tested before the purchase is complete. 

Radon is most commonly found in the basement. However, what if you don’t have a basement? Read our blog post: “Is Radon Testing Necessary if I Do Not Have a Basement?

Table of Contents 

  1. Testing for radon during a home inspection 
  2. How long does radon testing take? 
  3. Ohio's Top Radon Testing Company
  4. Schedule a Discounted Radon Test 
Why is testing for radon during a home inspection so important? 

Having the house, you want to live tested for radon will

allow you to find out if you are about to purchase a potentially dangerous home. 

Topics: Radon Testing
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A Guide to Radon Testing: A Customers Story

By KYLE KONET on Nov 9, 2016 2:44:09 PM

A Guide To Radon Testing: Told Through the Eyes of a Customer

I remember the first time I heard about radon and getting it tested.

I was just about to purchase my first home, and the Realtor told us that outside of a housing inspection we also need to have a Radon Test performed.

Naturally an inquisitive person, I asked, "Why do I need to test for Radon and what does it cost?" 

Want more information on the cost of radon testing? Read our blog post: "Why Do You Provide a Discounted Residential Radon Testing?

The Realtor told me that Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US and kills more people than drunk driving does!

I was shocked, considering my mother died of cancer when I was 11 months old, I decided to do a little more investigation into this matter, and that is what myself and the Radon Eliminator team would like to share with everyone. 

Topics: Radon Testing
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Is Radon Gas Really Harmful?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 4, 2016 10:03:06 AM

Why you Should be Concerned about the Radon Concentration Levels in your Home 

Is Radon Gas Really As Dangerous and Harmful as people make it out to be?

Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. It occurs naturally through the breakdown of radioactive elements, such as uranium which can be found in soil and rock throughout the world. 

Some people think that radon is not a viable threat. Read our blog post: "Radon Gas, Health Risk or Just Hype.

Topics: Radon Testing