Testing for Radon
TOM: Don’t let the underground threat of radon impact the health and safety of your home. Find out if you’re at risk with simply testing for radon. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute.
TOM: Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally when uranium breaks down in soil. It typically seeps into your home through lower levels. If inhaled, radon can damage your lung tissues and may lead to lung cancer.
LESLIE: Measure radon exposure with a simple radon test canister on the lowest livable area of your home. Available online as well as at home centers, this test will help you determine average radon levels and whether your home may need a radon reduction system.
TOM: Testing for radon is also a good idea before tackling any home renovation. If a problem is found, radon-resistant techniques can be included in the project process.
LESLIE: Major renovations can also change the level of radon in a home, so always test again after the work is completed. Thats how to perform testing for radon. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.