No matter where you are in the US, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas. Radon is a natural, radioactive gas that is produced when uranium in the Earth’s crust decays and turns into radium.
Outdoors, radon will naturally dissipate harmlessly into the atmosphere as it rises through the crust. But in homes, it can become trapped, which is dangerous for the health of you and your family. Radon is colorless and odorless, and it is extremely carcinogenic. According to the EPA, radon is one of the leading contributors to the development of lung cancer, behind only smoking.
Kentucky primarily has mid to high levels of radon gas. The EPA uses a scale of 1-3 with 1 being the highest level. Central Kentucky is in zones 1 and 2. For this reason, regular radon testing is key whether you’re a homeowner, or you’re interested in purchasing a home.
Insight Home Inspection uses state-of-the-art calibrated radon testing equipment. We are able to print a detailed report upon completion of testing. You no longer have to wait for the results to come back from a lab, we’ll bring the lab to you. Let us provide you with a radon test to give you peace of mind that the air in your home is safe for you and your family.