There are many myths and untrue facts about radon that have surfaced on the internet.  In this section we will discuss the myths, and there's a good possibility that you may have already heard some.

So here we go:

  • I have a new home, there's no way my house has Radon.
  • I don't have a basement, so my house doesn't have Radon.
  • Radon is only found in certain parts of the country.
  • I have lived in my home for so long, it doesn't make since to do anything about it.
  • My neighbor's radon test came back low, I don't have to worry about testing my house.
  • Testing is too expensive.
  • Radon only effects certain types of homes.
  • I sealed up some cracks in my floor, I don't have to worry about Radon in the house.
  • Short-term tests can't be used for making a decision about whether to fix your home.
  • The whole radon thing is bogus.

 

 

Every part of the country does in fact have some level of Radon.  Even if your neighbor's house tests low, your house may have a high level.  The only way to know for sure what your level is requires, at a minimum, a short term test.  A short term test is usually 2-7 days.  The most accurate test is a long term test.  The long term test takes 90 days up to a year long.