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What homes need a radon mitigation system in Idaho?

Idaho Radon Services
May 6, 2024
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Radon is a radioactive gas that is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers. In Idaho, two in five homes (40%) have high, dangerous radon levels—and you can’t detect it with your senses. Get tested, then consider a Radon mitigation system in Idaho if you have high levels.

So, what kinds of homes are at risk of high radon levels? You might be surprised to find that the age of your home does not have much of an impact.

Radon in old homes

It’s important to dispel the common misconception that radon can only infiltrate old homes. This is not the case. Radon is an equal-opportunity invader, entering homes through pores, cracks, and joints in the foundation. While older homes may have more cracks, they are not the only ones at risk. Newer homes, despite being more airtight, can also be susceptible to radon infiltration. 

Radon in new homes

Contrary to popular belief, newer, more airtight homes are not immune to radon. In fact, they can be more at risk due to the lack of air circulation. Radon can enter through small pores in new foundations, not just large cracks in old ones. However, the good news is that a radon mitigation system can be installed as a preventative measure during the construction of a new home, highlighting the proactive approach to radon prevention.

How to test for radon

The only way to know if your home has dangerous radon levels is to perform a test. You can request a free, simple radon test here. If your home tests high, we can help you decide on the best type of radon mitigation system in Idaho.

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