Maggiore Inspections provides professional radon testing in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, and all of Southwest Florida. The fact is one in five homes tested in Florida has elevated radon levels. Radon is also the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. For this reason the EPA recommends that all buildings and homes be tested for elevated radon.
Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of uranium rocks and soil. It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air. In a few areas, depending on local geology, radon dissolves in to ground water and can be released into the air when the water is used. Radon gas usually exists at very low levels outdoors. However, in areas without adequate ventilation, such as underground mines, radon can accumulate to levels that substantially increase the risk of lung cancer. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. Health authorities recommend radon testing and encourage corrective action when necessary. Contact our office today to schedule a radon test in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, or Southwest Florida. You can also schedule your radon test by using our online inspection scheduler.