Excessive Radon gas in the home is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps through the earth and originates from the natural breakdown of uranium in bedrock, soil and water (but mostly rock). Radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. All areas of Georgia are at risk to Radon exposure and it is found in any type of structure: homes, offices and schools.
Fortunately, we have monitor detectors that can test for and determine if a home or business has higher than normal levels of Radon gas. The EPA and Surgeon General recommends testing all homes with basements or that have three levels. A continuous radon monitor (CRM) records the radon level measured each hour for a minimum of 48 hours, as required by the EPA.
If elevated Radon gas levels are discovered, Conley Inspections, LLC will recommend the installation of a Radon Remediation System to help achieve acceptable Radon levels though proper venting equipment. Radon levels in excess of 4 picocuries per liter (4pCI/L) are considered elevated and dangerous. If test results are just below 4pCi/L owners should still consider contacting a radon mitigation company.
Contact Conley Home Inspectors, LLC for more information about Radon gas or to schedule a Radon Test.