Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed as a by-product of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock or water. It is present in every home to varying degrees. Radon can cause a number of serious health issues in people who are exposed to it; in fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in North America. Professional testing for radon is the only sure-fire way to assess the amount of risk you and your family face from the effects of radon gas, which is why Health Canada recommends that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
Wilcox Inspections Inc offers comprehensive radon testing in Halifax and surrounding areas of Nova Scotia to provide you with the answers you need and the peace of mind you deserve.
It is important to know exactly how much radon is present in your home or business. Radon typically rises through the ground and is released into the air above, although it may come from building materials as well. It can enter your property through cracks and holes in the foundation, and can also contaminate well water.
Once inside your home, radon can become trapped and build up to high levels. Radon infiltration can affect any home, whether new or existing construction. It is found in well-sealed and drafty homes, in homes with basements and those without. It is nearly impossible to predict the radon level present in any structure, as it will vary from one to the next. Homes in the same neighbourhood or even next door to each other can have very different radon levels.
If you would like to have radon testing performed on your property, whether for a real estate transaction or just for your personal peace of mind, call Wilcox Inspections Inc today to schedule an appointment.