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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

     For more information about radon we recommend that you visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s radon homepage at, or click on any of the three report covers below to download consumer guides to radon from the EPA.

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about radon:

  1. What is radon? Should I be concerned about it in Gainesville?

  2. How can not testing for radon be an expensive mistake for homebuyers?

  3. This house has been empty and closed-up for months. Will the radon test come back sky-high?

  4. What are a homebuyer’s options when the radon test comes back high (4.0 pico-curies/liter or more)?

  5. What’s my chance of getting a high radon reading in Gainesville?

  6. How can I tell if a house has a radon mitigation system?

  7. Do granite countertops emit radon?

  8. What does a radon mitigation contractor do to lower the radon level in a home?

  9. What is the danger of radon in well water?

  10. Do I need to test for radon when buying a condominium?

  11. What are the symptoms of radon poisoning?

  12. Will opening the windows reduce the radon level in a house?

  13. Can a mobile/manufactured home have a high radon problem?

  14. Should homeowners get a pre-listing radon test before selling their home?

  15. For how many years does an old radon test remain valid?

  16. Where does radon come from?

  17. How was it determined that between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year are caused by radon?

  18. How long does it take to get the results of a radon test?

  19. Can the seller tamper with a homebuyer’s radon test to change the results?

  20. Can stormy weather change the radon in a house?

  21. Do older houses have higher radon levels than new houses?

  22. Do radon mitigation systems require maintenance?

  23. What is the operating cost of a radon mitigation system?

  24. Should I buy a house with a radon mitigation system?

  25. Is radon mitigation possible for a condominium?

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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Radon Testing


in Metro Gainesville

48-hour test, results same
day of test completion



when done at same
time as  home inspection