In the same way AIDS gained attention in the eighties, there are people who get scared when they hear the word radon. Testing for radon is one of the first procedures home inspectors want to do, when they are asked to check out a home that is up for sale. When you have a home inspection completed, they perform mold tests, and yet no a single panics if this test comes back positive. Having mold remediation done isn’t a big deal. Usually a dehumidifier is installed and the problem is solved. If the word radon is brought up, people tend to panic. Radon, however, can be safely and easily handled. Although dangerous to health, the existence of radon doesn’t mean you need to abandon the home. Lower levels of radon aren’t an issue. With higher concentrations, there’s a simple remediation process that can be used to expel the gas to go outside. Sufficient air ventilation is the key to a health home. You need continuous air ventilation to keep mold from growing, which is especially a threat for people with respiratory issues. You also need air ventilation to remove radon from your home. Most houses don’t have an issue with radon, but any home can be at risk in any area. Have a radon test performed to be safe. Even if you’ve been living in the house for a while, it’s a good idea. Before buying a new home, it’s an essential test. Radon is not costly or difficult to deal with, but must be detected. Put your own mind at ease and protect your family. Call a licensed HVAC contractor who specializes in radon detection and mitigation. A radon testing kit is simple to use.