Conditions that Affect a Radon Test
Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in the soil and air that we breathe in. It comes from the break down of uranium in rocks and soil, and although it is a naturally occurring gas, exposure to large amounts of radon can lead to lung cancer.
Radon gas finds its way from the soil into our homes, potentially making our living space a dangerous place to live. Once radon is inside a home it become trapped and from there it can build into dangerous levels.
Since radon has no odor, taste, or smell it is impossible to detect whether or not it is even in your home, let alone if it's at a dangerous level or not.
Having a radon test performed inside your home is the only way to know for sure what you're dealing with, and unfortunately, there are several conditions that can affect a radon test and lead to inaccurate readings.