Here at OpenWindow Home Inspections, we have the right experience to inspect your home for a wide variety of problems. In general, most of our clients make use of our services when they are planning to buy or sell a house, but there are some situations in which it’s a good idea to have your home inspected even if you aren’t planning to sell it. For instance, if you haven’t had your home tested for radon, a cancer-causing gas, it’s wise to do so in order to protect your health and that of everyone else who shares your residence. In this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons why we encourage our clients to get a radon inspection if they haven’t done so already.
- Radon Causes Lung Cancer. The biggest reason to schedule a radon inspection for your home is that radon gas has a proven link to lung cancer—according to expert Bill Field, it is the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States. Breathing in radon gas significantly increases your risk of developing lung cancer, especially if you smoke, so it’s best to make sure you aren’t inadvertently inhaling this poison.
- Radon is Invisible and Odorless. The reason you need a professional radon inspection is that radon gas can’t be detected without specialized equipment. It is completely invisible and has no odor or scent to give it away—you could be breathing it in at any time and not even know it. If you want to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe from this carcinogen, we encourage you to schedule a radon inspection today.