Elevated radon levels are not uncommon
in condos and high rise units thruout Collier & Lee Counties
Homebuyers in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral or Ft Myers should have a home inspection but would be wise
to hire an independent Florida Department of Health certified Radon Business to perform their radon test. Radon measurement
technicians place and pickup radon tests for Florida certified radon business. Your Radon Report MUST come from a FL DOH certified
Radon Measurement Business.
Radon Testing in Naples must be performed by
individuals certified by the FL DOH to do so.
A Bonita Springs radon tests for Real Estate Transactions is at
least 48 hours long, home must be in "closed house conditions" 12 hours prior to and during test. .
Your Estero or Naples radon test with a continuous radon monitor will give you hour by hour reading of the radon levels. Like
all of Florida, Cape Coral radon test report must be from a certified Radon Measurement Business. All radon test reports
must have the name and certification number of the individual who placed the radon test even in Fort Myers.
Radon & Mold Professionals has more radon monitors to perform your radon test than anyone in the Naples,
Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs, Florida.
We always perform a second radon test (passive)
as a quality control test with every monitor test to ensure you have the Best Radon Test.
Here is a photo of a continuous radon monitor
Hanging charcoal device is the quality control test (2nd test)
display for photo only
bring our own table and place the monitor in the best location. We do not put our equipment on the homeowner's
Elevate Radon levels are a serious health concern but are treated as just another home repair. Thousands
of homes in South west Florida, including Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral and Ft Myers have elevated radon
levels but are easily lowered by experienced radon mitigators certified by the FL DOH.
Radon & Mold
Department of Health certified Radon testing in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and Marco Island is
common today; thousands of radon tests have been performed here during the last ten years. Make sure your radon technician
is certified by the FL DOH and your report comes from a FL DOH certified Radon Measurement Business. The person placing and
picking up the test "must" be FL DOH certified and the report "must" come from a Florida Certified Radon
Measurement Business (FL DOH certification numbers must be on report).
"Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
after cigarette smoking, killing about 21,000 Americans every year.
FL DOH "750 Floridians a year die of radon exposure"
Does Radon break down and disappear from a building?
"Radon does decay (break-down);
however, the ability for any given patch of land to produce a radon problem in a building placed on it is effectively constant
during your life time. Radon 222 is a radioactive element in the Uranium 238 decay chain. The 'parent' element
to radon is Radium 236. While radon has a half-life of 3.8 days and thus decays out rather quickly, Radium 236 has a half-life
of 1620 years. Any radon in the ground is continually being replenished by the decay of the radium in the soil.
With a half life of 1620 years, the amount of radium and the rate of radon production during an individual's life, or the
design life expectancy of your average building, is effectively constant. Radon is constantly generated and available to enter
and accumulate in buildings at high concentrations."
Radon Test start at $150.oo
Florida Adminstrative Code: 64E-5.1203 General Provisions
"Beginning January 1, 1989, no person may test for or mitigate the presence of radon in Florida for a fee
or other renumeration unless such person has been certified."
Collier and Lee County requires radon testers to have an
occupational license for the county the test is in. A home inspector license is not a radon testing license.
The County occupational license office says:
"You cannot get an occupational license for radon testing unless you are certified by the FL DOH to test."
The person placing and / or picking up a radon testmust be FLDOH certified and have an
occupational license for radon testing (occupational license for home inspections does not qualify).
"Test when you are buying a home."
Realtors tell us:
"It's usually the seller's responsibility to have the home mitigated (radon levels lowered) if it should
have elevated radon levels."
Our measurement specialist said:
"E.P.A. Protocols do not allow radon tests to be performed on the floor,
near a window or door, in thekitchen or bathroom , under the bed or inside
a wine cabinet with doors".
Examples of where testing should not be performed. (Below Photos)
(Monitors in photos below are Sun Nuclear radon monitors)
Radon & Mold Professionals do not use
this type of monitor.
WE DO NOT USE THIS TYPE OF MONITOR
"Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon"
Office of Air
and Radiation (OAR), Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) MC-6609J EPA 402-K-05-005, May 2005
for All Devices
A state or local radon official can explain the differences between devices and recommend the ones
which are most appropriate for your needs and expected testing conditions.
Make sure to use a radon measurement device from a qualified laboratory. Certain precautions
should be followed to avoid interference during the test period. See the Radon Testing Checklist for more information
on how to get a reliable test result.
Radon Test Device Placement
"EPA recommends that testing device(s)
be placed in the lowest level of the home suitable for occupancy. This means testing in the lowest level (such as a
basement), which a buyer could use for living space without renovations. The test should
be conducted in a room to be used regularly (like a family room, living room, playroom, den or bedroom); do not test in a
kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or hallway. Usually, the buyer decides where to locate
the radon test, based on their expected use of the home. A buyer and seller should explicitly discuss and agree on the
test location to avoid any misunderstanding. Their decision should be clearly communicated to the person performing
Change in the look of your Radon Report
Radon Reports will look a little different. Just ignore
the =/- after your radon average number.
A 3.9 is a 3.9. They do
not get to choose whether to apply the + or to apply the - to make their wallets happy.
4.1 +/- 0.2 requires mitigation during a real estate transaction but a 3.9 +/- 0.2 does not.
This is becoming a National standard, so at first there is a bit of "oh crap", but in reality the
+/- have been there all along, it just wasn't printed. Now we have to print it. It is a natural "wobble"
associated with measuring a radioactive substance, whether it is Radon or Uranium.
Consumers should KNOW:
If you are hiring a FL DOH certified radon
mitigation business that is not an HVAC or Mechanical contractor or partnered with one, your system needs an engineer’s
signature and or seal on the mitigation system design.
Mechanical contractors are NOT permitted to design or install mechanical ventilation systems
to reduce radon levels without also being certified for radon mitigation by the Florida Department of Health.
Radon Mitigators that are not mechanical contractors,
parting with a mechanical contractor will permit them to use the approved materials and techniques for mechanical ventilation
available to the mechanical contractor.
FL DOH contact for any questions concerning readon in Florida: (800) 543-8279
It would be wise for Realtors, Homeowners and all consumers hiring a Radon Mitigation Business to:
ASK for a certificate of insurance from the Radon Mitigation Business. (some apparently do not have insurance)
Make sure your proposal, system design has the name or signature or seal of the FL DOH certified Radon Mitigation
Business AND THE HVAC OR MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR they are partnered with. (apparently some Radon mitigation
businesses are ignoring the Florida law)
It is a violation of Chapter 404, Florida Statutes
and Chapter 64E-5, Florida Administrative Code to provide radon services without being currently radon certified by the Florida
Department of Health. Specialists and technicians must provide radon services only through affiliation with a Florida certified
radon business. Businesses and individuals will be fined for non-compliance. FL DOH
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited
State of Florida Licensed
Mold Assessor / license #MRSA 2
State of Florida
Licensed Home Inspector / license #HI 2202
FL DOH certified
radon measurement tech R1751
Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS 5
FL DOH certified for radon, R1867
Greg Gomez, CIE,
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA763
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
Grg Gomez has proven his knowledge of mold and indoor air quality issues
by performing hundreds of mold inspections / assessments throughout Naples, Bonita Spring, Ft Myers and all of Southwest Florida.
Since 1999, Radon & Mold Professionals
has consistently excelled in providing the Best Radon Testing, Mold Inspections,
Mold Sampling (Testing), Odor Identification, Allergen Screening, Formaldehyde Testing and Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera
survey's for Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach,Cape Coral and Marco Island, Florida including for Home
Inspections . Environmental Inspections
/ testing performed by ACAC Board Certified indoor Environmentalists (CIE) that have performed thousands radon tests
and mold assessments in Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft Myers area.
We use Air Chek, Inc. FL DOH certified Radon Measurement Business RB0214 for our radon measurement services. Florida
Department of Health allows only FL DOH measurement specialists and FL DOH certified mitigation specialists to "express"
"evaluations and observations" of radon tests or radon mitigations to "Florida citizens and customers, or potential
customers". We have been the leader in performing residential Real Estate radon tests for years, we think in part,
because we strive to follow the FL DOH's many rules concerning radon. ***Accuracy is not guarunteed on this web site. The radon evaluations, observations and opinions posted here are not those of the Radon & Mold Professionals.
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