Radon is a serious health hazard with a simple solution:
Test for it
Fix the problem.
Save a life.
EPA Radon Zones by County
As you can see from the map, Metro Atlanta counties are in the red zone with average radon levels great than 4 pCi/L. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today behind smoking. Radon is colorless, odorless and radioactive. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements like uranium. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into underground water and surface water.
Radon decays quickly and throws off tiny radioactive particles. When inhaled, these radioactive particles can damage the cells that line the lung. Long-term exposure to radon has been proven to cause lung cancer. If a person has been exposed to radon it will take 44 years for 75 percent of the radon in the lungs to become harmless. When one of these particles damages a cell the onset of lung cancer can take a minimum of 5 years or longer to develop but onset can begin in 15 to 25 years due to how long the particles stay in the lungs.
Any home can have a radon problem including new or old homes, well-sealed or leaky homes, and homes with or without a basement.
The good news is you can mitigate the problem. The first step is testing. Peach State Home Inspections is a NACHI Certified Radon Inspector with the most up to date measuring equipment. We use the Sun Nuclear Model 1030 RadonSentinel which yields extremely accurate results. Once Peach State Home Inspections is contacted we will place one of the devices in your home and leave it for 48 hours of continuous measurement. We’ll provide the results within 24 hours after pickup.
The cost is only $195. You may be saving the life of yourself, your partner or your children.