Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoke and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
These facts at this point underscore why it is so important to regularly test your home for radon. You can buy a homemade test kit for radon examination, but if you're buying or selling a home, you should consider jumping in as a professional and having a radon test done for you.
Image Source: Google
If you do the test yourself, you can choose between two types: short-term and long-term tests. You can find radon test kits at home improvement stores, online, or from the government.
Depending on the state you live in, some government agencies offer free or discounted radon testing kits, and some states even have a list of contractors you can contact for professional radon testing.
Radon is caused by a naturally occurring radioactive gas released by the natural decay of uranium in water, rock, and soil. It moves through the floor and enters your home through the cracks and crevices in your home base.
It can also be found in wells, which release radon through the water when you shower or use the water for other purposes. You can even search online for more information about radon testing.