A home inspection is an integral part of the home-buying process, but it isn’t the only inspection that should be conducted if you’re considering purchasing a new home. Radon testing is another vital step toward confirming if the structure is safe and move-in ready. At Vista Inspections, we offer radon inspections in Denver, Colorado, and other cities along the Front Range.
Why Testing for Radon Is Important
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and radioactive gas that is emitted by elements such as uranium and radium as they break down in the soil. This is a natural process that poses no health risk when outside, as the radon is diluted in the open air. However, when radon seeps into the basement of a well-insulated home, it can become trapped inside where it can indeed pose a safety risk. In fact, radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend radon tests to ensure a safe home.
What You’ll Learn From a Radon Inspection
Because radon is released in the soil, radon testing is typically conducted in the basement. A clean report will leave you with peace of mind knowing that your potential new home will not pose a safety risk. And if radon is identified inside the home? This doesn’t have to be a deal breaker, as there are radon mitigation systems available that can keep exposure low by channeling the gas out of the home.
Schedule a Radon Test Today
At Vista Inspections, we consider radon testing to be an important part of the home-buying process. To learn more about this service, contact us today. We’re based in Aurora, CO, and serve Front Range communities.