Radon Testing – Do I need it?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is present in the soil and rock beneath homes. It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, making it impossible to detect without proper radon testing.

Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and responsible for about 21,000 deaths each year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This risk is even higher for smokers, as the combination of smoking and radon exposure increases the risk of lung cancer even more.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, approximately 40% of Pennsylvania homes have radon levels above the recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) making it a significant risk. This makes the risk in PA 6 times higher than the national average of 1 in 15 homes.

Radon levels can vary significantly from one home to another, even in the same neighborhood – just because the neighbor’s home has low levels of radon, it doesn’t mean that your home will have the same levels.

Getting a radon test provides several benefits:

  1. Identifying the presence of radon: The first benefit of getting a radon test is that it can identify the presence of radon in your home. This will allow you to take appropriate action to reduce the levels of radon if necessary.
  2. Protecting your health: High levels of radon exposure over time can lead to lung cancer. By getting a radon test, you can protect your health and the health of your family.
  3. Peace of mind: Knowing that your home is free from harmful levels of radon can give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your home without worrying about the potential health risks.
  4. Increasing home value: If you’re planning to sell your home, having a radon test and mitigating any high levels can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
  5. Easy and affordable: Radon testing is a simple and affordable process that can be completed quickly. A professional radon testing service can perform the test and provide you with results within a few days.

Getting a radon test in PA is a simple and affordable way to protect your health and the health of your family. Contact us today to schedule a radon test and ensure that your home is safe from the harmful effects of radon.


The Spotlight Team

Servicing South east PA, and North DE.