Radon is a cancer-causing naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up through the soil and enters your house. You cannot see, smell or taste Radon gas. The only way to know if it is in your home is to have it tested.
The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that over 24,000 Americans die of Radon caused lung cancer each year. This is second only to cancer caused by smoking. The EPA has designated four counties in Georgia having the highest Radon concentration rating,Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb and Gwinnett.
Whether you own a home or are purchasing one, you should have the house tested for Radon. Edifice uses electronic continuous Radon monitors so results are typically available in two to three days. Our inspectors have monitors as part of their inspection equipment so the tests can be started at the time of the inspection. Once the Radon level is determined, the inspector can discuss appropriate remedies. See blog article 15 for a further discussion of Radon.