Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. There is about a 25% failure rate in single-family homes and about a 50% failure rate in condominiums in Lee and Collier Counties.
This is a 48-hour continuous monitor test. Once we pick the machine up and then download the results it takes about 1-2 hours to generate the report from the lab.
Protocols for Radon Testing:
- In order for us to place the unit, we need all windows and doors shut except for normal exit and entry.
- The A/C set on a normal setting (between 74-78 degrees) 12 hours prior to us coming out and throughout the duration of the test.
- Closed home conditions 12 hours prior to the test and throughout the duration of the testing.