Whether your house has a basement or not, experts said that now is the time to check for radon in your home because of its serious health consequences.
“Radon, it comes up through the soil. It is an odorless, tasteless gas that you won’t even know if it’s in your home,” said Elizabeth Freeman with Basement Systems of West Virginia in Clarksburg.
Every home is at risk for high levels of radon.
“Radon can come in through a basement, a crawl space or even if you don’t have one of those. It doesn’t have to be if you have a basement,” explained Freeman.
Families may not even realize the signs and symptoms of high levels of radon.
Basement Systems of West Virginia works to make sure families know how to check for radon.
“January is National Radon Action Month, so for the month of January, we are giving away test kits. They are going to be free, and you won’t have any charge. And we want to do this to encourage everyone to just to see and understand how serious radon is,” added Freeman.
Basement Systems said the radon test kit is a start in the right direction.
“So, to fix your home from radon, we recommend first just to get your home tested. That is the only way you are going to know, and then if you do have a high elevated level, which would be a 4 or higher, you would get a radon mitigation. So, depending on whether you have a basement or crawl space is what type of system you would get,” Freeman explained.
If you are interested in getting a test kit for your home, you can visit Basement Systems of West Virginia in Clarksburg at 1807 W. Pike Street.