What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring invisible radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and when it is outdoors it is virtually harmless. It becomes a BIG problem when it enters a home and becomes trapped there.
“In the U.S., radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
The E.P.A. estimates radon being responsible for more than 20,000 deaths per year.”
LEARN ABOUT RADON, DON'T IGNORE IT
Radon can be found in every home, condominium, high-rise condominium, and recently was found in granite, and earthen stone countertops. There is only one way to know if a home has high levels of radon, and that is to conduct a radon test in that home. What the house next door tested at may or may not be an indicator of that area. Each house is different.
The E.P.A. recommends:
If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.
Fix the home if the radon levels are above 4 picocuries per liter or higher.
Again, testing is the only way to find out the home's radon level. The E.P.A. and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes.
If high levels are found, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
We conduct radon testing using an electronic instrument called an active continuous radon monitor. They work by continuously measuring and recording the amount of radon or its decay products in the air of the home every hour. We DO NOT use charcoal canisters for residential radon testing because there is no way to tell if these devices have produced accurate results.
Please be aware that the State of Florida requires licenses for everyone involved with radon testing. We will provide copies of our certificates when requested. We take great pride in the manner in which we approach radon testing. We do it one way -
THE RIGHT WAY.