As a homeowner, you might wonder whether radon testing is a necessity or if you can get away without having it done. While radon testing is extremely important, you may be on the fence about it because of the many myths that surround it. Here are some of the most common myths about radon we’ve heard and why they aren’t true.
Myth #1: Scientists aren’t 100% sure radon is a problem
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the American Lung Association all agree that thousands of lung cancer deaths are related to radon exposure every year. Although non-smokers are at risk, smokers who are exposed to radon are at even more of a risk.
Myth #2: Radon problems can’t be fixed
If radon testing is done and it’s discovered that your home has high levels of radon, there’s no need to worry. In fact, we can introduce you to solutions that can drastically reduce the radon levels in your home.
Myth #3: Only certain types of homes are affected by radon
Insulated homes, old homes, new homes, two-story homes, homes with basements, and any other type of home can be affected by radon. The main factors that impact radon levels are how the home was built, construction materials, and local geology. Also, keep in mind that even if your neighbor doesn’t have a radon problem, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your home will be radon-free.