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.