When you hear of radon gas, you probably immediately think of a home inspection. It is one of the things that you will find most home inspectors include. Why is it so important to check for radon gas in your home? Radon gas is a radioactive gas, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is an odorless and invisible gas, so you can’t detect it without specialized equipment. The problem is that it comes up from underneath your home, and sometimes changes around your home could lead to the gas showing up where it wasn’t in the past. Some have been successful in stopping radon gas from seeping into their home by patching up cracks and holes in their basement, but this is not always enough. Sometimes it is necessary to install a system of ducts and fans underneath the foundation to funnel the gas away from the home.