11 Jan Why are Radon Inspections important in Atlanta?
If you are in the Atlanta area purchasing a home you may have heard about Radon! Radon is an odorless, tasteless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the soil. It is produced when uranium decays and works its way up through the soil into the atmosphere. Granite rock, common in Georgia, can contain significant amounts of uranium. Below, you’ll find EPA’s map of Radon zones in Georgia. The red zone has the highest potential of radon, orange is moderate, and yellow has the lowest potential of radon.
Extreme weather or weather changes can affect the levels of radon rise. When radon gets trapped indoors, after entering a home through joints in walls, basement floors, foundations, and other openings, it may concentrate at dangerous levels. Exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. This makes radon testing crucial for the safety of you and your family.
Radon causes more deaths each year in the U.S. than drunk drivers. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in non¬smokers. Radon kills 22,000 people every year in the U.S.; 600 of those will be in Georgia. Anything above 4.0 pCi/L is considered dangerous and may cause health issues or even death. Radon testing can save you from deadly diseases.
A lot of the data on Radon may seem like a foreign language impossible to decipher; luckily Champia Real Estate Inspections inspectors and representatives are trained to inform and educate you on the radon inspection process and results. Peace of mind is priceless, and Champia Real Estate Inspections provides that free of charge with every inspection!
To learn more about Radon levels in Atlanta, or to schedule an inspection click HERE call us today at 770-953-0767! Let Champia Real Estate Inspections remove the fear of Radon from your mind!