Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and chemically inert gas that is formed by the natural radioactive breakdown of Uranium in rock, soil or water. Radon was randomly deposited when the glaciers moved through this area and can be found in all 50 states. It can seep into your home undetected through various routes, including cracks in your foundation or sump pumps. Madison County is reported by the EPA to be a Zone 1 for radon levels, which is the highest level. For an interactive map of EPA radon zones, please click here. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer among those that smoke, and the first leading cause among those who do not smoke. Protect your family, test your home. For a FREE RADON TEST KIT use the link to order below.
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My home tested positive for radon, now what?
If your home has elevated radon levels, it is important to have a mitigation system installed to lower the risk of lung cancer for yourself, your family, and even your pets. There are various types of mitigation systems available depending on the construction and layout of your home. It is essential to use a licensed radon mitigation contractor, a list of which can be found here.