Radon Testing

You cannot see, smell or taste RADON, but it still may be a problem in your home. On average 1 in every 7 homes may have high levels. High levels have been found in homes on a slab, crawl space and basement type foundations. Radon is considered a cancer-causing radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you or someone in your home smokes and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Radon can be found all over the United States. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets in to the air we all breathe. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into our homes through cracks and other holes in the foundation. The home traps radon inside where it can build up. Unacceptable levels of radon have been reported in all types of buildings including homes, offices, schools and hi-rise buildings. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at your own home, because that is where you usually spend most of your time. If a home has a well, the water from the well should also be tested for radon.

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To schedule a radon test or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408

Shannon Cory is a Certified Radon Technician (Certification #102549RT) who can answer any of your questions. When a radon test is performed in your home, he uses a state-of-the-art electronic monitor for accurate and quick results. The monitors that are used take a reading every hour for 48 hours and then the data is analyzed and a report is issued showing the average results. The following radon measurement is a sample of monitor output in a graph form.

** EPA recommends that indoor radon gas be reduced if above 4.0 pCi/L

For more information on radon visit – epa.gov/radon

To schedule a radon test or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408