We are a Radon testing company serving the needs of Atlanta area homeowners. We are a qualified, dependable, experienced, and professional group of individuals who have been working in the area for many years now. We cannot stress enough how important it is to get your home's air tested regularly. If your indoor air levels are high, 4 pci/L or higher, and you rely on well water, it is recommended that you also test your water supply for the presence of radon, as elevated levels in drinking water can lead to stomach cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas which is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is an unfortunate fact that many homeowners don't even realize that they have a problem with the gas until it's too late. Long-term exposure to the gas can actually cause serious health problems, including lung cancer. In fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smoking individuals.
Radon is a gas that has been found in every state in the U.S., including Georgia. The greater Atlanta area has a very dense concentration of the gas, and this should be of great concern to you and your family. The gas is created from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rocks, and water surrounding your home.
It is able to get into your home through:
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Spaces between brick veneer walls which rest on top of un-capped foundations
- Floor-wall joints
- Exposed soil in a sump pump area or crawl space
- Weeping drain tile which is drained into a sump pump
- Mortar joints
- Loose fitting pipe penetrations
- Open tops on block walls
- Building materials, including: brick, rock, or concrete
- Well water
To test the radon levels in your home, we make use of calibrated and maintained testing equipment. Testing equipment we uase has proven time and time again to be effective at accurately assessing the levels of gas in a home. Once we know what the levels are, if they are 4.0 pCi/L or above, then we can recommend an area mitigation company who will be able to help you with lowering the levels in your home. Once your Radon mitigation system is in place, it is still recommended for you to get your levels tested regularly to be sure that the product or system is working the way that it should to keep this dangerous gas out where it belongs.
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