Carbon monoxide isn’t the only silent killer found in the air of your Northern Virginia home: radon gas can be equally as damaging to the health of your family, and is why you need a professional air quality testing done every year. This toxic gas cannot be detected by sight or smell alone, with the only way of indicating a problem, is by a specific radon test.
Here are the main reasons why radon gas is so dangerous, and why it is crucial to have air quality testing done in your home:
Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, resulting in over 20,000 deaths each year. Since it cannot be seen or detected by smell, so many people spend years breathing in toxic air inside their homes, only to be diagnosed with deadly lung cancer later.
There is no special wall detector that can indicate the presence of radon gas in your home, unlike carbon monoxide. The only way to know if your family may be suffering from radon gas poisoning, is to have a radon test performed. Studies show that one out of fifteen homes in the U.S. are affected by radon gas emissions. Therefore, to protect your family, ignore any signs that say your home or area is protected against radon, because the only way to know for sure is to have your home tested by a professional air quality testing company.
The natural decay of uranium found in rock, soil and water is the cause of radon gas. This deadly gas is found in the air outside and makes its way into homes through cracks in foundation, walls, gaps in floors, and service pipes. Sources suggest that radon typically enters the home through the decay of soil beneath your basement floor and through the walls. As this gas seeps upward through the levels and rooms of your home, it becomes trapped inside where it can pollute the air you breathe. Methods and materials used in your home build contribute to your risk of radon pollution.
Protect your family from the toxic affects of radon gas, and get your home tested by a professional air quality testing company in Northern Virginia.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Fairfax, VA in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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