Radon Testing in St. Joseph, MN

21,000+ lung cancer deaths per year in the United States are attributed to radon, an odorless, colorless and tasteless, naturally-occurring gas. Fortunately, radon testing in St. Joseph, MN is a relatively easy, affordable step to take to protect yourself and your family.

More than 40% of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon gas in them according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The MDH wants every home in Minnesota to have radon testing done every 2-5 years.

What Is Radon?

Radon is a gas which forms in the earth as a result of decaying thorium and uranium which are found in nearly all soil types. Radon gas flows from the ground into basements or other low parts of homes through cracks or holes in the foundation.

Once inside, mitigation is the best way to reduce radon levels by redirecting the radon through a ventilation system. And the only way to know for sure if radon is in your home is to have a test done.

Radon Testing in St. Joseph, MN

It’s best to do radon testing in St. Joseph, MN at multiple points throughout the year. The amount of radon in a home is usually highest during the heating season.

As was mentioned before, the MDH recommends every home, even those built radon-resistant, have radon testing done every 2-5 years. Homes should also be tested after any work is done, such as building an addition, finishing a basement or adding an HVAC system.

Radon testing in St. Joseph, MN is easy, inexpensive and it only takes a few days of monitoring to determine if your home is at risk.

Make an appointment today to have a professional Finken technician conduct radon testing in St. Joseph, MN at your home.