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The Best Time to Test for Radon

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When is the best time? It's now!

If you've been hearing about how the indoor air quality is continuing to diminish, then you've also been hearing about radon.

Radon testing becomes more important since radon is undetectable by any of the human senses. Once you hear about radon and develop some questions about the radon levels in your home, at your job or in your children's school, it's about the time you had those places tested.

Winter is the most ideal time of year for radon testing. Most buildings are tightly sealed, trapping the radon inside. By testing during the winter, you'll see radon at its worst. Unfortunately, this is how much radon your family has potentially been exposed to in winter's past.

Many homeowners run air conditioners during the summer, also making these months pretty ideal for radon testing.

Whether it is winter, summer, spring, or fall, radon is present during them all!

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers and kills an estimated 21,000 people each year. It's an odorless, colorless, tasteless, gas that is the result of uranium decay in soil. It enters buildings through cracks and small entryways and can accumulate to unhealthy levels. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends taking action once the radon levels reach 4.0 picoCuries per Liter-- though it's been said that most levels of radon are unsafe.

Contact one of National Radon Defense's radon mitigation experts and we'll have your home well on its way to being healthy and comfortable in no time.