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What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It's colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It comes from the decay of uranium (or radium) within the earth, has been speculated to come from the aggregate in concrete and other building materials, and also from earthen stones like granite, marble, and quartz etc. in trace amounts.
In the U.S. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause among smokers. The E.P.A. estimates radon being responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths per year. The E.P.A. recommends taking action (mitigation) when Radon levels are at, or above 4.0 pCi/l.
There is always going to be some amount of Radon in every property. The average indoor radon concentration is about 1.3 pCi/l. Elevated levels have been detected in single family homes, condominiums, and even in high-rise condominiums. What the property next door has may, or may not be an indicator of the level in your home. Each property is different. The only way to know if you have a safe, or unsafe level of Radon is to conduct a test.
4061 Bonita Beach Rd. #107, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Testing and Mitigation
MYTH: Radon levels become elevated because properties are vacant or
"locked up" for extended periods of time.
FACT: Radon gas reaches a certain level, and vacillates at that level.
It does not continue to build and build. Unsafe levels of radon have been
found in properties that are occupied, and safe levels have been found in
properties that are unoccupied
MYTH: All you have to do is open your doors and windows to get rid of Radon.
FACT: This can reduce Radon levels temporarily, but is not a permanent fix.
Once you close everything back up, it takes less than 12 hrs for the
radon levels to rise back to whatever they were before the property was