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Radon

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. https://www.epa.gov/radon

A business associate asked me a couple of questions about radon and captured my responses here. Pretty cool of him to do that!

In the video below, I explain which radon monitor I use and why, and how a radon test is done. Sorry, it's a little longer. I couldn't figure out how to say it all in 30 seconds!

According to the US EPA, if you live in the greater Atlanta area, like I do, you may be at higher risk of radon exposure. Take a look at the "EPA Radon Map of GA by County."

Sample Radon Report

EPA Radon Map of GA by County.

EPA Radon Map of the US by County.

I use the best radon measurement machine that I can find. I use the Sun Nuclear 1030 series detector. This monitor is superior to other machines for two main reasons.

  1. It has 6 detectors built into it, where the other models only have one.

  2. Most radon monitors can only 'sample' the air once every hour. The 1030 samples every 30 minutes. That's twice the number of samples in the same 48 hour test.

We are Higher Standards Home Inspections, and I take our commitment to those standards, and to you, very seriously.

As a professional home inspector, I do radon testing. I don't engage in radon mitigation. That way, you know that the results you get from my company are not influenced by the hope of a future sale for that service. This is another way that we adhere to HIGHER STANDARDS.

Call 678-763-8292 to schedule a test. All tests take 48 hours to complete.

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