Have you ever heard someone mention radon and wondered what it is? Radon is a naturally-occurring as that is radioactive. It can seep up from the earth into houses, which is why residences are often tested both before and after real estate transactions. Without a test, radon is undetectable. It doesn’t have a smell and it is invisible, so there’s no way to know if your home contains radon unless you test for it.

The reason people want to know if they have radon in their homes is because it is dangerous. It can cause lung cancer, and it is the second-leading cause for this disease after cigarettes. The CDC and the EPA state that over 20,000 people die from radon-related illnesses every year. As such, you’ll definitely want to test your home and come up with a removal plan if the test comes back positive.