Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium. Radon is tasteless, colorless, and odorless, and is found in many types of soil and rocks. It can enter homes through cracks in foundations, sump pump crocks, crawl spaces, or other openings. Radon is present in outdoor air, but is diluted to such low levels that it is usually not a concern. However, inside an enclosed space (such as a home), radon can build up to dangerous levels. Any home can have a radon problem - new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. The only way to know your home's radon level is to test!
Radon kits are available to order online for $9.95. These are the same type of kits distributed at the offices listed above.
Radon test kits are available for $10 at the following locations. You do not have to be a Washtenaw County resident to purchase a kit, and you can use the kit to test a home that is not in Washtenaw County.