Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas present in EVERY home. The radon level is unknown without testing because radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Radon originates from the radioactive elements uranium and radium present in soil, entering through the home’s foundation.
Why Test For Radon?
#1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers according to the EPA
Radon kills ~20,000 Americans each year… more than drunk drivers
EPA and Surgeon General say every home should be tested
World Health Organization says it causes up to 15% of lung cancers
According to the EPA, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Dekalb counties have the highest predicted radon levels. See map below.
Radon levels cannot be determined without testing
To determine if mitigation is required and have the seller pay for this work.
How Do We Test for Radon?
A radon monitor samples the air hourly for at least 48 hours
(readings below 4.0 pCi/L are desirable)
Testing is not obtrusive to the homeowner
Normal entry / exit is allowed, but doors and windows cannot be left open
Monitors are calibrated yearly per the manufacturer’s recommendations
Results available on the same day the test ends. . . no lab time required
What if Radon Levels Are High?
Radon mitigation is relatively simple and offers a permanent solution
Mitigation systems collect and exhaust radon gas before it enters the home
Typical mitigation costs are approximately $2000
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