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When and Why to Hire a Radon Testing Contractor

Radon testing companies

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is created from the breakdown and decomposition of organic materials. It can be emitted by soil and rock and can enter buildings through cracks in floors and wall, construction joints, foundation cracks and gaps. Research shows that radon in homes is generally the most concentrated in basements or crawl spaces under the structure.

Radon can also travel through the water system and be released into the air from running water. Water coming from underground wells may be higher in radon. Radon can also be released from natural building materials like concrete, cement, granite, and wallboard.

According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and although many are not aware of the their expo

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