Radon Testing & Mitigation in Greater Knoxville and Surrounding Areas
Radon Testing Is the Only Way to Know If You’re Truly Safe in Your Home
Radon is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and in all ways utterly impossible to notice using any of the human senses. It is toxic and could be present in your home right now.
The radon levels in a home can be tested and mitigated by Basement & Radon Solutions, your local radon specialist in Greater Knoxville and Surrounding Areas Contact us today for healthy solutions to problems with radon in your home. Keep your family safe and sound!
How Radon Enters Your Home
As a gas, radon can enter any home through cracks, holes, or any other openings. In particular, radon enters homes through a process known as the “stack effect,” which pulls the gas into the home.
Since the pressure inside the house is lower than the pressure outside the house, a vacuum is created. As the warm air rises, it makes its way out of the house and is then replaced by unconditioned air from the outside.
This air can then quickly begin to build up, especially when the weather gets cooler and windows (escape routes) are closed. In other words, the radon gets trapped. There could be a lot or a little, which is why every homeowner needs to test for radon every two years.
How Radon Can Influence Selling or Buying a Home
One similarity that every home shares is its potential to have high radon levels. Whether a home is new or old, radon can enter and build up to unhealthy amounts, making a home dangerous.
Radon gas of some levels will be found in all homes when tested, it can also be controlled and reduced. As important as it is to live in a home with low radon levels, these levels become equally important when buying or selling a home. Radon is something that all real estate agents should consider and advise sellers to test for prior to putting the home on the market.
How Foundations Can Affect a Home’s Radon Levels
Radon gas can be found in all homes. Basement homes, slab-on-grade homes, and crawl space homes – all can sustain high radon levels and most homes’ levels can be significantly reduced with radon mitigation. Some homes, however, are not as easy to mitigate as others, and the some may actually not be receptive to mitigation. It is important for a homeowner to know what the radon levels are before buying or selling a home.