3 Next Steps After Radon Testing

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Any home can fall prey to hazardous levels of radon. Since radon comes from deep in the earth’s crust, radon levels have nothing to do with your lifestyle or home construction. So, when radon testing results reveal concerning radon levels in your home, it can be hard to know what to do.

3 Next Steps After Radon Testing

Here are 3 next steps to take after radon testing:

  1. Don’t panic. Just as any home can be affected by radon, radon levels ebb and flow regardless of lifestyle changes. However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore high radon levels. Rather, mitigating radon while the levels are high is key.
  2. Seek professional guidance. If you have a home radon detector reading high levels, get a professional inspection. This is important for two reasons – it will confirm your initial radon readings, and get you connected with experts who can assist in radon mitigation. Depending on your levels, you may be able to make small lifestyle shifts to lessen the effects of radon on your health, or you may require adjustments to your property, such as sub-slab depressurization, to bring down the levels.
  3. Keep testing. If you get a high radon reading, it’s important to continue testing as you make the necessary changes in your home, as provided by a certified professional. If you did not previously have a radon detector in your home, it might be helpful to get one so you can keep a close eye on the levels. However, professional mitigation services will include ongoing radon testing to ensure the threat is removed.

At Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman, we’re proud to provide the essential radon testing services our customers need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with high radon levels in your home.