RAPID CITY and the BLACK HILLS RADON
We are providing Radon Inspections in Rapid City and the Black Hills areas. All homes in the Black Hills should be tested for radon and is recommended by Black Hills Professional Home Inspections llc and the EPA. You and your family’s safety are at risk from Radon.
Very high levels have been found in many homes around the Black Hills. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer behind smoking. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas, a CLASS A carcinogen. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, rendering it invisible. It is produced as a result of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock and water. Uranium is common in the environment and some amount can be found in each of the 50 states.
Radon is a radioactive gas, which comes from the radioactive decay of radium, which is a fairly common, naturally occurring mineral in the earth’s crust. All rocks contain uranium, although most contain just a small amount. Certain types of rock, including granite, dark shale, light-colored volcanic rocks, sedimentary rocks containing phosphate, and metamorphic rocks derived from these rocks, have higher than average uranium content.
The air pressure inside a building is lower than the pressure in the soil surrounding the building’s foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, the building acts as a vacuum, drawing radon towards it. Radon finds its way into buildings through cracks, crevices, or openings between the slab of the building and the earth. Radon can enter a building through nooks, crannies and holes. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer.
- All homes in the Black Hills should be tested for Radon.
- Kids and smokers are at the highest risk to exposure to Radon.
- We offer short and long term Radon Testing to our clients.
- Testing is a separate fee from the home inspection.
- Please request a Radon test at the time of ordering your inspection.
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