Radon is a cancer-causing, highly radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the underlying soil our homes sit on. As the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking, radon is extremely dangerous to you and your family. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, most Metro Detroit homes are sitting on soil that provides moderate risk for elevated radon levels. With radon, one home may have elevated levels of radon, while the home down the street, or even next door may not.
The bright side of the risk of radon is that the dangers can be mitigated very effectively with a relatively inexpensive system; a system that’s often paid for by the sellers of a home. Without a radon test during your home inspection, you and your family may be exposed to harmful levels of radon gas, and be forced to cover the cost to remedy the problem on your own.
Making a small investment in a radon test PRIOR to purchasing your home is one of the best investments you can make.