Radon - Will it Affect Me?

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

For those of us in south Florida, we're lucky to not have to worry about Radon.  Though, I do have friends in Gainesville who've had issues.  If in doubt, check it out:


Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786



Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground into your home.   You cannot see, smell or taste it, but may still be there.  And the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.    Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.


Radon can be found anywhere, and comes from the radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.     It can be detected in any type of building - homes, offices and schools.  


To be sure you do not have radon in your home, testing is the only way to know you are at risk.    Testing can be done two ways - short term testing - with a charcoal canister in your basement for 2 days, and then sent away to the lab for your results.   There are many inspectors that have EPA approved radon testing equipment which remains in the home for 2 days and you will get a reading on the hour for the days set up.   


If you find radon in a community in which you need HOA approval, you may want to get information prior to inspection as to the process.   Many HOA Boards say they have 30 days to review the plans, which delays closings.


It is found nearly one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels.     Acceptable levels in the United States must register below 4 pCi/L which is 4 picocuries per liter.


Radon can be mitigated and guaranteed you will not have radon in your home.    There are many companies EPA approved that will put the system in a property and offer a 10-25 year guarantee.


It is Radon Safety Month, and time to share this information again!








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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gabe radon is the biggest joke all you need to do is open your windows that is what my inspectors tell me, Endre

Feb 01, 2019 12:00 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too and learn 

Feb 01, 2019 02:43 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Gabe Sanders good choice for a reblog....New England, especially NH, has a lot of radon because of the ledge...... gravel is pulverized ledge and that's where radon radiates from...

Feb 01, 2019 05:08 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Radon can be very sneaky and show up in places no one expects, Gabe, including in granite in the kitchen, a home's walls, etc. Last week I went to a presentation about radon and one thing became very clear... whether a client chooses to do a radon inspection or not, we as agents should offer them the opportunity. That way, if there's ever a problem in the future we won't be held liable for a clients decision not to inspect.

Feb 01, 2019 05:13 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, thank you so much for the reblog, and radon is prevalent here in Denver, and most be mitigated for health reasons! 

Feb 01, 2019 06:34 AM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Virtually every offer we get or write has a radon test in it...and smart Sellers do this in advance ...!

Feb 01, 2019 06:48 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Radon tests are standard with home purchases in our area. 

This is an important topic in much of the country.

Feb 01, 2019 07:50 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We have a couple of areas (either built over quarries or with high levels of radon in granite installed in a tightly-sealed home) that have issues here. Other than that, it's rare. However, I tell each and every one of my clients to read the warnings and recommend testing - it's their option.

Feb 01, 2019 08:33 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Gabe - glad to know I don't have to worry about this in Florida but I probably should have my Armonk home tested.

Feb 01, 2019 10:04 AM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Mar 02, 2019 07:36 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

Mar 02, 2019 07:37 AM #11
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