What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. If a person is exposed to high levels over time, it can cause lung cancer. Radon gas forms naturally when radioactive metal breaks down in rocks, soil or groundwater. It evaporates and disappears outdoors, so levels outside are low. Indoors, however, radon gas can enter buildings through their foundations and ​become trapped.

What causes Radon exposure? 

When radioactive rocks and soil break down, they release radon gas. That gas can enter buildings through:

  1. Construction joints​
  2. Cracks in walls or floors
  3. Gaps in foundations
  4. ​Openings near pipes or wires
Radon Testing

How do we test for it?

Radon testing is an important measure to take, especially if you live in an area where radon levels are higher. The EPA estimates that six million homes in the US currently have radon levels that are considered unsafe. Your inspector will bring his Radon testing equipment that will stay at your home for 48 hours. Our monitors record radon concentration, temperature,  barometric pressure, and relative humidity once per hour for the duration of the test. Our monitors also have a sensor that detects if the monitor has been moved during a test.


  1.  One in five homes in Florida has elevated radon levels above the action level of 4 pCi/L.
  2.  Radon levels have been found in all types of buildings, including manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums.
  3. The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test. Contact us: (941) 773-1144