Slab-2 -Shingles

Radon Testing

Slab-2-Shingles performs Professional Level Radon Testing for Concerned Homeowners and for those in Real Estate Transactions, through our license with the State of Illinois’ IEMA/Division of Nuclear Safety.

Our service area includes Collier County and Lee County. Radon measurements are performed utilizing electronic monitoring devices, reporting in 1 hour intervals, for a minimum of 48 hours.  These short term tests may go longer than 48 hours, but not shorter than 48 hours.

Education and understanding of radon is an important feature to our service.  We are always available for radon questions and referrals to information resources. All homes have some level of Radon.   Radon can be an issue in all types of homes, including old and new homes, drafty homes, well insulated homes, homes with basements as well as those with crawlspaces and/or slabs. The only way to know whether radon exists in elevated levels in the home you own, the home you rent or the home that you are purchasing is to TEST the home!

DO YOU KNOW YOUR RADON LEVEL?

What is Radon? Radon (Rn222) is a radioactive element that is part of the decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil.  Radon is a Class A known human carcinogen that causes lung cancer. Radon decay products attach to particles in the air which are inhaled and become lodged in lung tissue.  There they radiate and penetrate lung tissue which can initiate the process of carcinogenesis.

Testing Protocols

The State of Florida is a licensing state for Radon Measurement and Radon Mitigation Professionals and Technicians through the The Radon Industry Licensing Act,

Regulations for Radon Service Providers.

All measurement procedures (protocols) are completed in accordance with and under the Department of health and Department of Nuclear Safety Laws and regulations can be found at the state of Florida’s web site.

At Slab-2-Shingles we exclusively use electronic monitors from a leader in the field of radon detection. Our reports include the hourly intervals accumulated over the measurement period, along with the EPA Protocol Average that is used to report the level of radon in your home.  Placement of the monitors is provided to ensure that you know the test was done within regulation and for your peace of mind.  We provide a concise Report page that is easy to read and understand.

You, our customer should call us anytime, even after our service is completed, for questions, concerns, resources or general information that you would like answered about radon.  We do not leave you once the job is done.  We welcome your continued education.

Radon Level Test

When it comes to the health of your family or employees, you can’t afford to take chances. So when it comes to radon, it’s imperative that you get answers. Exposure to radon can result in a number of serious health issues. And while older homes and buildings are more likely to fall victim to radon problems, those who work or reside in newer structures are also at risk. At Slab-2-Shingles, Inc., we offer comprehensive radon inspections and tests designed to give you the answers you need and the peace of mind you deserve.

Don’t Take Chances

Slab-2-Shingles home inspections, radon testing and mold testing, we believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to safety. That’s why we provide thorough, comprehensive nspections and tests. We’re committed to helping our customers create safe working and living environments. And when you come to us, you can rest assured that we’ll never gloss over details or cut corners while inspecting your property for radon.

Radon and Real Estate

Buying or Selling a Home? Read the “Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon”

EPA 402/K-09/002, January 2009 (also available in Spanish)
Read “A Citizen’s Guide To Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon

Read A Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home

The EPA, with cooperation from its radon partners, has developed a number of tools and resources for use by the real estate community:

Breathing Easy: What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon

The video, with a bit of light humor, covers the basics, including radon science, the lung cancer risk, home inspection, building a new home radon-resistant, testing and fixing a home, disclosure, state radon offices, hotline and web resources, and key radon numbers, e.g., EPA’s action level and the U.S. indoor and outdoor averages. The primary audiences are home buyers and sellers, and real estate sales agents and brokers.