Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that rises from the ground, enters our home through the foundation and, right now, is the No. 2 leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Between the months of October and March, Davis County actually provides free radon testing for residents. You can file a request for this test here.

Here are some startling numbers: 56% of homes in Centerville, 42% of homes in Bountiful, and 20% of homes in North Salt Lake City tested above the healthy EPA levels for radon.

“Radon is the second leading cause of this kind of lung cancer in the United States.”

When you’re buying a home, I highly recommend having a radon test performed. I also recommend having your home tested whenever you make significant changes or remodels, especially to the lower level.

If your home tests high or positive, you can purchase a radon mitigation system. This system uses a fan to pump air through the house to eliminate radon.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.