More Facts and Figures about Radon

We here at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service cannot stress enough just how important radon testing is in Woodbury and the surrounding areas. Did you know that just the fact that you live in Minnesota puts you at a higher risk of being exposed to radon than in most other parts of the United States? It’s true! One in fifteen homes throughout the United States have dangerous levels of radon, whereas 1 in 3 homes here in Minnesota have dangerous levels of radon!

The reasons for these higher levels of radon are two-fold. First, Minnesota’s geology produces a continual supply of radon. Second, the way our homes are built and operate is directly affected by Minnesota’s climate. Which, in turn, directly affects how radon levels build up in a house.

Typically during the cold season, many homes in Minnesota operate under negative air pressure. This means the air pressure in your home is lower than the air pressure in the air and soil surrounding it. Thanks to this, a vacuum is created and that can pull radon into your home. Even the tiniest cracks and fissures in your home’s foundation can pull radon into your house. Plus, there are many different appliances that can pull outside air into your home. Some of this air comes from the underlying soil, and that air can also have radon in it.

Because radon is such a big health hazard, it is imperative you hire a radon testing company that knows the best way to provide radon testing services. This means the radon testing company should know where to put the test and what the proper conditions are for radon testing.

And if you are having radon testing performed on a home you are thinking of buying, this testing is incredibly important to help you with the decision-making process. After all, buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. So you want to be sure the home you are thinking about purchasing is safe for you and your family. Sure, there are radon mitigation systems out there, but they are expensive to have installed. You want to be sure you are not stuck with that cost! Radon testing ensures you know if high radon levels are a problem at that house.

To learn more about radon testing in Woodbury, call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or you can Contact Us.

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