Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes through pipes, basements, foundations and various cracks and crevices. There are many spots in the Chittenango, East Syracuse, NY & the Greater Syracuse areas are known for high radon levels, so radon testing for your home may be essential. Sweet Homes Chittenango wants you to be safe and healthy in your home, so we're glad to inspect it for radon and let you know if we find anything concerning.
Speak to our owner today if you have any questions about radon testing.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer for the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picocuries per liter, pCi/L, or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.
If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home's foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, your home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings. Central New York is a high radon area!!
Our experts at Sweet Home Chittenango are certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program to test the radon levels in your home. We use electronic radon monitors to provide you with fast and accurate results so you know what the radon levels are in your home.
Testing your home for radon is a process that can take a couple of days. For radon testing and radon inspections, we: