Duff Home Inspections offers radon testing available to all home owners. Below is some information about radon to help you understand why getting your home tested is important.
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth, and can enter your home though many areas. When inhaled, radon gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung.
Long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer. In fact, over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the US each year are from radon, making it a serious health concern for all Oregonians.
RADON PATHWAYS INTO YOUR HOME
A: Cracks in concrete slabs
B: Spaces behind brick veneer walls that rest on uncapped hollow-block foundations
C: Pores and cracks in concrete blocks
D: Floor-wall joints
E: Exposed soil, as in a sump or crawl space
F: Weeping (drain) tile, if drained to an open sump
G: Mortar joints
H: Loose fitting pipe penetrations
I: Open tops of block walls
J: Building materials: brick, concrete, rock
K: Well water