We seem to get asked this question less than I feel we should ” Do I need to test my home for Radon here in Atlanta”? Well the short answer is…. 100% absolutely yes! Is it worth taking an unknown risk? Let’s see what the EPA has to say http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html Basically the EPA recommends that EVERY home be tested and Radon causing 21,000 deaths approx. per year why wouldn’t you?
Radon in the metro Atlanta area is a very real danger causing potentially very serious health issues, worst death. Radon causes more deaths than drownings, drunk driving, falls in the home, and home fires!
the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, only cigarette smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
The EPA basically has 3 zones of potential Radon levels. Let’s look at the map for Georgia http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap/georgia.htm You can clearly see that North Georgia has moderate to severe levels of know Radon exposure. Cobb county, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Dekalb County have the highest know levels according to the map. Even if you live or are purchasing a home in an area that has lower known Radon levels according to the EPA, We and the EPA still recommend having Radon testing by a qualified professional completed. As a matter of fact we’ve have some of the highest levels of Radon detected here in Atlanta in zone 3 areas.
Lastly, make sure if you decide to test for Radon here in the metro Atlanta that you hire a qualified Radon tester. The EPA does not officially regulate testing, some state do. Georgia does not. Make sure the Radon tester you hire is a member of www.neha-nrpp.org or www.nrsb.org
We use state of the art Radon testing equipment. To schedule a Radon Test visit www.choosesuperiorinspection.com or call 678.410.3005.