Watchman Inspection, LLC offer’s radon testing within a 40-mile radius of Crystal Lake, IL
Radon gas is especially hazardous for homeowners because it’s odorless and colorless, so it’s difficult to tell if your home harbors dangerous levels. Radon can be found in well water, igneous rocks and soil. If you think your home might be susceptible to unsafe levels of radon, you should contact a radon inspector ASAP.
Watchman Inspection, LLC can be on the scene in a flash to test your home for radon. We conduct inspections within a 40-mile radius of Crystal Lake, including Woodstock and McHenry, Illinois. Contact us today to book yours.
How can radon affect you?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced when uranium decays. Just because it is naturally occuring does not mean radon is harmless. In fact, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. In addition to lung cancer, inhaling or ingesting radon can cause:
Contact Watchman Inspection, LLC at 815-353-6049 to schedule a radon inspection right away.
Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas. It occurs naturally in minute quantities as an intermediate step in the normal radioactive decay chains through which thorium and uranium slowly decay into lead and various other short-lived radioactive elements; radon itself is the immediate decay product of radium. Its most stable isotope, 222Rn, has a half-life of only 3.8 days, making radon one of the rarest elements since it decays away so quickly. However, since thorium and uranium are two of the most common radioactive elements on Earth, and they have three isotopes with very long half-lives, on the order of several billions of years, radon will be present on Earth long into the future in spite of its short half-life as it is continually being generated. The decay of radon produces many other short-lived nuclides known as radon daughters, ending at stable isotopes of lead.