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What is Radon Gas?

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that forms during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon enters the home by seeping up through foundations and walls. Radon can also enter your home through well water. About 7 percent of US homes are estimated to have a high radon level (4 pCi/L or more). High levels of Radon have been found in homes in East and Central Texas.

What homes have radon?

All homes may have radon. While Radon is more abundant in the Panhandle and West Texas, DFW is not exempt from potentially high levels of Radon. While testing is relatively inexpensive, Radon removal can be costly, often requiring a contractor to install an appropriate method of removal. It's always wise to have your home tested for Radon levels.

What Should I Do?

Performing a home radon test is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. This process requires a test kit that must remain in the home for 3 days. The kit must then be sent to a Lab to be analyzed. Anchor Inspection Group will provide the kit, perform the test and provide shipping materials for an additional $150 fee with any home inspection.

If I have Radon, Can I Fix It?

If a home has high levels of Radon, it can be removed. If your test results indicate high levels, you will be provided with a list of removal resources.

If You Are Buying a Home

The EPA recommends that you have a radon test in any home you are buying. Their website provides information regarding Radon testing, removal and risks.

Radon Testing & Inspection

Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that can be found in homes all over the United States. It originates in uranium rich ground minerals and seeps up through the earth and into the atmosphere. If it becomes trapped in a home, it can be very dangerous to your family’s health. Any home can have a radon problem and the DFW area is not exempt from the dangers of Radon.

You can't see or smell radon, but it still may be in your home. Testing your home is the only way to find out your home's radon gas levels. The EPA recommends that all homes be tested for elevated radon levels. A radon test can be started with your home inspection and a written report provided by a certified independent lab within a few days.

Safeguard Your Family

At Anchor Inspection Group, our radon testing service will determine if your property currently has elevated or dangerous radon levels. If you would like to schedule a radon test, please contact us at (972) 655-9601.

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