Radon Gas - Should I have my home tested?
It is estimated that 1 in 5 homes in Florida contain levels of Radon gas that are above the state "action level" - the level at which the Florida Department of Health recommends that you should take action to mitigate the Radon levels in your home.
Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels.
Unfortunately, you cant see, smell or taste radon - and each home is different.... the only way to know Radon levels in your home is to test.
Here at Status Home Inspections, we use state of the art electric CRM monitors, and these tests are conducted over a brief 48 hour period, with near instant reporting upon completion of the test - We simply place our monitor on day one, and pick up 48 hours later, we then connect to a specialist Laboratory wirelessly once all measurements have been taken, where specialists verify your results.
This is ideal for current homeowners, but also home buyers that would like to test the home for Radon during the inspection period. Its important to note the Radon disclosure in your documents - its there for a reason....
“RADON GAS: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.”
Homes with high levels of Radon can be fixed, and levels can be reduced to acceptable and healthier levels.
Millions of Americans have already had there homes tested for Radon, and you should, too.
If you have any questions on Radon Testing in South Florida, or would like to book your Radon Test, Please don't hesitate to call, email or text anytime - We'll be happy to help! (954) 363 0011
or visit www.radonfl.com