Why Should I Test for Radon?

  • Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive particle
  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
  • In FL, one in five home tested has elevated radon level above action level of 4pCi/L
  • Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.

Citizens Guide to Radon 

Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon 

How Do You Test for Radon?

  • Short Term Testing – 2 to 90 days of test duration using passive and active devices
  • Long Term Testing – more than 90 days of test duration using alpha track and electret ion chamber detectors

How should Radon be Tested If I Am Selling Or Buying A Home?

  • Two short term tests – passive device, the same time, the same location, and at least 48 hours
  • Two back to back short term tests – passive device, the same location and at least 48 hours for each test
  • One short term test – active device and at least 48 hours

These tests require maintaining a closed-house condition at least 12 hours prior to testing.

What Should I Do If Radon Levels Are High?

  • The estimated average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L
  • Roughly 0.4 pCi/L of radon is normally found in the outside
  • EPA recommends that you fix the home when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more

FL Department of Health posts a list of licensed mitigation individuals on their website.

For more information or any questions, feel free to contact us.

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services

Call: (757) 513-1298

Text: (757) 513-1298

Email: fairwindsbis@gmail.com

FL License: HI12491
FL Radon Measurement Tech: R2692
ASHI Member #: 266966
InterNACHI Member #:19062625

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services is a veteran-owned home inspection company serving the Greater Tampa Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties providing:

  • General Home Inspection
  • 4-Point Inspection
  • Wind-Mitigation Verification Inspection
  • Pool/Spa Inspection
  • Builder Warranty Inspection
  • Radon Testing
 

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services

Call: (757) 513-1298

Text: (757)513-1298

Email: fairwindsbis@gmail.com

FL License: HI12491
FL Radon Measurement Tech: R2692
ASHI Member #: 266966
InterNACHI Member #:19062625

Fair Winds Building Inspection Services is a veteran-owned home inspection company serving the Greater Tampa Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties providing:

  • General Home Inspection
  • 4-Point Inspection
  • Wind-Mitigation Verification Inspection
  • Pool/Spa Inspection
  • Builder Warranty Inspection
  • Radon Testing