South Florida Radon Testing Experts
As an odorless, colorless, and tasteless substance, the radioactive gas radon can be very dangerous. Radon is released as naturally occurring radium decays, which is found in uranium and thorium. How much radon is released and where is dependent on the amount of thorium or uranium in the area around your residential or commercial property. Exposure to radon is associated with increased chance of lung cancer. National Home Inspection & Mold Services offers state-of-the-art radon testing for houses, condos, and commercial properties in the South Florida Region.
Because of the nature of how uranium is distributed, it’s possible for a home to be exposed to radon while their neighbors are not. However, depending on the source, many homes or businesses may be effected. Once the gas enters your home, it tends to remain rather than dissipate, accumulating over time.
Radon can enter your home through the soil or through your water. If you have a private well, it is important to have it tested. Radon can seep up from the ground through cracks in the floors or walls, spaces around pipes that lead outside, and construction joints. And it can ride in through your well water.
Why Radon Inspection is Important
The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that any home or building be tested for the presence of radon below the third floor.
The major benefit of having your home or business inspected by a certified team is for the health of you and those you care about. Because there are no symptoms associated with radon poisoning, it can be a devastating shock if you are diagnosed with lung cancer. Having your home tested sooner rather than later can help ensure your health is not compromised.
Even if your neighbors had radon testing and got negative results, it’s entirely possible that your home or business is still at risk. The local geology of an area determines whether your home is susceptible even if nearby residences have been cleared.
Radon poisoning can effect houses of all types, new, old, large, small, expensive, inexpensive. If there is any chance that radon can make its way inside, then testing becomes necessary. New homes can be susceptible if the radon is coming in through the water supply rather than through cracks and spaces.
If you are buying or selling a home, having the property tested for radon can be an important feature. Sellers can increase their chances of a sale if they show the forethought and thoroughness of requesting a radon inspection. And buyers can request radon testing be done in order to ensure that the residence they’re considering is safe for their family.
If you live in the South Florida Region and would like your residential or commercial property tested for radon, then give us a call right away. We can answer any question you may have and set up an appointment. Our technicians are fully certified and client focused, meaning your health and safety are our top priorities.