Radon FAQs

Due to the danger of radon, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has made increased efforts to educate the public.

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What is radon?

Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from the decay of uranium in the ground. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can also dissolve into our water supply.

What does radon do to my health?

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year. The more radon you are exposed to, and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of eventually developing lung cancer.

Can I test for radon myself?

Yes, but...having a professional who is educated and using high tech equipment will provide you the most accurate results with proper set up and analysis of the results. Contact us to schedule a radon test!

​How often should I test for radon?

Radon testing is recommended every two to three years by the EPA due to the changing levels of radon over time.

What Do I Do If I Have Radon?

Contact a radon mitigation company who can provide an assessment and recommend a course of action. Typically a radon mitigation system is installed. Check our Preferred Vendors for a trusted contractor.

Maryland - EPA Map on Radon Zones