Interested in getting radon testing for your home? Radon is a radioactive gas found in some homes throughout the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and is the second largest cause of lung cancer. The gas then moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home. This can happen to both new and older homes, both with or without basements, and can occur through cracks and holes or even well water.
Excessive radon levels have been found in Bend and the surrounding counties. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon. Don’t leave your family’s safety to chance; schedule a radon test in addition to your home inspection.