Radon testing & monitoring

Radon Testing and Monitoring

 We  use various types of radon testing kits and monitoring machines depending  upon the test site. For a Buyer or seller inspection the process can be  very economical. We also can monitor radon levels for commercial  properties too. An initial radon test takes approximately 48-72 hours.  All results are emailed to us. From there we will review the results  with the Radon Specialist and then prepare your report and deliver the  report electronically. We can perform quickly the Radon test in Bartow, Lakeland, Tampa, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel Palm Harbor, Dade City and Brooksville, Florida within a day or so  from the initial call.  For more information  about Radon Testing and Radon Monitoring call us to find out more. More information on Radon and Epidemiology Bureau of  The Florida Department of Health, click on the link  below.  Remember not all home inspectors can test for radon. We are licensed with the Florida Department of Health

To schedule your appointment  call 352-437-5300 or go to the contact us page.

http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radon/overview.html

History of Radon From Uranium

 

Radon  is an odorless and tasteless gas. Radon is a Class A carcinogen, is the  second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon comes from the radioactive  breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most Florida soils. As a  gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the  foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke  trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many  times that of outdoor levels.

Radon  is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a  radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring  naturally as an indirect decay product of uranium or thorium. Its most  stable isotope has a half-life of 3.8 days.  Radon is formed as one  intermediate step in the normal radioactive decay chains through which  thorium and uranium slowly decay into lead. Thorium and uranium are the  two most common radioactive elements on earth; they have been around  since the earth was formed. As radon itself decays, it produces new  radioactive elements called decay products. Unlike the gaseous radon  itself, the products are solids and stick to surfaces, such as dust  particles in the air. If such contaminated dust is inhaled, these  particles can stick to the airways of the lung and increase the risk of  developing lung cancer. Unlike all the other intermediate elements in  the aforementioned decay chains, radon is gaseous and easily inhaled.  Thus, even in this age of nuclear reactors, naturally-occurring radon is  responsible for the majority of the public exposure to ionizing  radiation. Despite its short lifetime, some radon gas from natural  sources can accumulate to far higher than normal concentrations in  buildings, especially in low areas such as basements and crawl spaces  due to its heavy nature. It can also be found in well and spring waters.

Radon Testing Map

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