- Naturally occurring gas
- Odorless, tasteless
- Can increase chances of lung cancer depending on:
- Radon concentration
- Length of time exposed to it
HOW DOES RADON ENTER THE HOME?
- Penetrates up from the soil
- Accumulates under slabs and foundations
- Enters living spaces through cracks and opening in foundations and slabs
- Bathtubs, showers, water closets, pipes, wires
- Concrete joints
- Condensation drains
- Air Handling units in crawl spaces
- Ductwork passing located in crawl spaces
- Thermal Stack Effect
- Temperatures inside higher than outside
- Warm air rises and is replaced
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR RADON INSPECTIONS IN GEORGIA?
There are no requirements for radon inspections in Georgia. However, Southern Construction and Consulting has Certified Radon Professionals on staff who can test your home to assess if acceptable levels are present and recommend solutions should an issue be identified.
WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE RADON LEVELS?
Below 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per liter)
- Group A carcinogen
- Accounts for 11% of lung cancer deaths in U.S.
- Atlanta area is in Zone 1
- Equal to or greater than 4.0 pCi/L
- Variations can occur within county
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE RADON LEVELS ARE ABOVE THE RECOMMENDED LEVELS?
Our Certified Radon Professionals can assist with lowering radon levels through their technical skill and knowledge. Radon levels can be reduced by installing a system that will ventilate the radon from beneath the foundation and exhaust it into the air outside the home.