Radon in Old Lyme CT
There is a substantial amount of Radon found in Old Lyme CT. Approximately 1 home in 15 across the nation has unacceptably high radon levels, but in CT alone it’s 1 in 3. Old Lyme has one of the highest potentials in CT to have radon present within homes.
According to the EPA, Old Lyme CT is in a Radon Zone of 1. This is also known as the Red zone. Zone 1’s have the highest potential to have radon present inside. Levels that are greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) are above recommended levels assigned by the EPA. However, it’s suggested you test your home regardless of which radon zone you’re in.
Continue reading for more information about radon, where it’s found, and what steps to take if your levels are elevated.
WHERE DOES RADON COME FROM?
What is Radon?
Simply stated, radon is a radioactive gas created in the soil. It sometimes rises into homes and businesses through the basement foundation. It can be deadly if left untreated because it can lead to lung cancer. The CT Department of Public Health recommends you test your home regularly. If our team finds elevated levels in your home, then appropriate measures will be taken to mitigate it.
The city of Old Lyme encourages residents to test their homes for radon regularly. If you’ve never had your home tested, or you’ve undergone a new construction then it’s especially important to schedule a test.
To learn more about radon, you can also visit the site below:
Environmental Protection Agency
or Call Us at 860-213-2982