What is radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs in all soils. As uranium decays in the soil, radon gas flows up through the ground and usually dissipates into the air. It can, however, seep through cracks in a building’s foundation and become trapped inside. This can happen in new and old homes, with or without basements. 

When trapped inside a home, radon is unsafe. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Unfortunately, Montana has a particularly high concentration of uranium decay. In fact, the EPA classifies this area as a Zone 1, making radon of particular importance to homeowners in this area.

The good news is that radon is easy to test for. Absaroka Inspections owner Craig Pierce is an InterNACHI and NRPP certified Radon Tester and can test buildings for radon concentrations. The testing process takes only 48 hours. If there is cause for concern, Craig can make recommendations on how to address the problem. 

EPA’s guide to radon: https://www.epa.gov/radon

Call or email Craig to learn more about the radon testing process, or to schedule your radon test today.

How radon enters the home, courtesy of InterNACHI.
How radon enters the home, courtesy of InterNACHI.