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Let’s talk Radon

I know when the phone rings and someone on the other end of the line starts out asking home inspection questions and inquiring about radon they are not likely from this immediate area. Occasionally a home relocation company will ask us to perform a radon test in Alabama, and very rarely in Florida. As our earlier findings resulted in little to know elevated Radon levels locally and according to the EPA we live in a non high threat area. How widespread is the problem? Radon has been found in homes in all 50 states. Certain areas are more susceptible than others, check out this EPA sight for a map of their findings www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap,

Radon gas is produced from a breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon gas is odorless, colorless and tasteless. The Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Approximately 24,000 people die each year from exposure to Radon.
The only way to know if you have elevated Radon levels in your home is to have a Radon test. Please see our website at www.EllisHomeInspections.com and www.epa.gov/radon for complete details on Radon, Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation.

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