Radon testing is not normally something that most homeowners think about on a day-to-day basis, but it is a good idea to hash out a plan for scheduling regular radon tests. The team from S & K Home Inspections in Kittanning, PA, wants to get homeowners thinking about testing their houses for radon regularly, instead of viewing it as a service that’s performed only before moving in. Making this testing a regular practice could help protect your family from exposure to serious health hazards.
You may already know that radon is dangerous to your family’s health, but why is it so important to test for it regularly? For one thing, radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Thus, if your home’s radon levels peak suddenly, you won’t have any way of knowing other than a radon test.
There are some additional considerations to keep in mind when determining the ideal frequency of radon tests for your house. For instance, it’s a good idea to test for radon before and after performing any major structural renovations which could potentially impact radon’s ability to enter your home. Another wise tactic to employ is to test for radon during different seasons. If your last radon test was performed in the cooler weather, for instance, schedule your next radon test for a warmer time. Many experts recommend having a radon test performed every two years, but if you find yourself spending more time in a lower level of your house than usual, are planning a renovation, or notice any new cracks or gaps in your home’s structure, testing before then is also a good idea.
Radon testing is quick and inexpensive, but the peace of mind it provides is invaluable. Call S & K Home Inspectors at (724) 545-3307 to schedule your next radon test for your home in Butler, Armstrong, Apollo, Leechburg, or Rostraver, PA. You can also contact the home inspection company online to learn more.