Can Radon Harm Me and My Family?

Radon Mitigation Services / Radon Testing

American Home Detectives provides radon testing and radon mitigation services for residents in the Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Miami, Florida areas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can enter your home through your water supply, foundation, brick or stone walls and through your crawlspace. Radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible, so a radon test is the only way to know of higher levels of exposure. It can be found throughout homes and in other commercial buildings across the US.

Why is radon harmful?

Radon is a radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium that can cause cancer in people who are heavily exposed to it. Human exposure to the gas is primarily through inhalation and ingestion. Although exposure from ingestion is possible the majority of radon exposure comes from radon released from water, soil or building materials. The US EPA has a recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. If the levels of radon in your home are higher than the action level, radon mitigation should be done. Radon mitigation services involve the lowering of radon levels in a home or building through means of ventilation. American Home Detectives makes a point to provide comprehensive radon testing services to give our clients a sound peace-of-mind.

Should I get radon testing?

As mentioned above, radon is invisible, odorless and tasteless, so identifying evidence of this gas’s presence is impossible without testing. The American Medical Association, National Safety Council, Surgeon General, and American Lung Association all recommend that your home should be tested for radon. This is the only way to determine if your home is in fact a safe environment for normal respiration. Contact the previous owners of your home or check your records, if there is no record of radon testing done on your house, contact American Home Detectives.

American Home Detectives Can Help

American Home Detectives provides radon testing and radon mitigation services for residents and businesses all over the West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami, FL areas. For more information, or to schedule a radon test or radon mitigation services, contact us today.