What Is Radon?

Radon Lung ImageRadon is cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk of developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.

The Risk Of Living With Radon

Radon Deaths Per YearThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year 21,000 people die of lung cancer as a result of being exposed to elevated levels of radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

RADON GETS IN THROUGH:

  • Cracks in solid floors
  • Construction joints
  • Cracks in walls
  • Gaps in suspended floors
  • Gaps around service pipes
  • Cavities inside wall
  • The water supply

 

How Can I Find Out If My Home Has A Radon Problem?

Radon Home TestingA radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all Minnesota homeowners test their homes for radon. The results of a properly performed test will help them determine for themselves if they need to take further action to protect their family from the health risk of radon in the home.

 

 

KIRCHNER SIDING AND WINDOW OFFERS QUICK, EASY AND ACCURATE TESTING OF YOUR HOME

Short Term Testing

Kirchner Siding and Window uses specialized equipment to obtain accurate radon readings in your home. Our continuous monitor records a radon level reading every hour over a minimum of a two day period. The average of the readings in your home during this period provides the most accurate information in order to determine if your home has too high of radon gas levels.

Long Term Testing

Long-term tests remain in your home for more than 90 days. A long-term test will give you a reading that is more likely to tell you your home’s year-round average radon level than a short-term test.

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