Best & Most Experienced Radon Measurement (Testing) Business
Serving Bonita Springs since 1999.
Elevated radon levels are more often found in condominiums than single family homes thruout the Estero/Bonita Springs
area.Professional radon testing in Bonita Springs, Florida must be performed by an individual certified by the Florida Dept.
of Health to do so. The radon report MUST come from a FL DOH certified Radon Measurement Business. WallRadon Testing,
Inc. (dba Radon & Mold Professionals) is a Florida Department of Health Certified Radon Measurement Business # RB1938.
We have performed more radon tests and have more radon testing monitors than anyone in SW Florida serving Estero
and Bonita Springs consumers.
Florida Department of Health regulates radon measurement and radon mitigation in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita
Springs, Estero, and all of Florida.Florida
requires Naples or Bonita Springs persons certified for radon measurement “testing” to adhere to several protocols
when placing radon tests. Your
Naples or Bonita Springs certified Radon Measurement person should choose a position where the detector will not be disturbed
during the measurement period and where there is adequate room for the device. Florida requirements for placement of a radon test within a home include:
The radon measurement (testing device) should not be within 12 inches
(30 cm) of the exterior wall of the building, but, in no case, closer than 3 feet (90cm) to windows or other potential openings
in the exterior wall.
radon measurement (testing device) should be at least 20 inches (50cm) from the floor, 4 inches (10cm) from other objects,
and 12 inches (30cm)from the ceiling.The
best radon measurements should not be made near drafts caused by heating, ventilating, and air conditioning vents, doors,
fans and windows.
Springs or Naples certified radon measurement person should know that locations near excessive heat, such as fireplaces, in
direct sunlight, and areas of high humidity should be avoided. . Air
conditioning systems that recycle interior air may be operating in the Naples area.Normal operation of
permanently installed air-to-air heat exchanges may also continue during closed-house conditions. . If the home has a permanent radon mitigation systems already installed, it should be functioning during the
measurement period. Turn it on, if off, 24 hours before testing. . Home should be in “Closed House Conditions”, 12 hours prior to and during a short term radon test.
Elevated Radon levels in Condo's are about 1 out of 2 (50%)
In our experience, it is not unusual for condos in Bonita Bay, Pelican Landing,
The Brooks or anywhere else in Bonita Springs to have elevated radon levels.We have had thousands of clients
concerned about the radon levels in the Bonita Springs home they are buying but have never tested the home they have lived
in for years “up north”.Radon levels can be lowered by a FL DOH certified Radon Mitigation
Bonita Springs Home Buyers should take "THE NATIONAL RADON TEST".
What to expect whenordering a radon test:
Professionals in Bonita Springs will perform a “short term” radon test using a CRM
(continuous radon monitor); which will give you hour by hour reading of your radon levels.Professionals
who use a Femto-Tech radon monitors will generally run a second passive test from “Air Chek” as a quality control
test. Radon and Mold Professionals started doing this years ago, after we had a problem with our Radalink monitors.Any mechanical device can have a “problem” so with a second test (quality control) we do our best to provide
you with the best test we can. We have not used Radalink equipment for more than a decade now.We switched
to Femto Tech monitors and have been very happy with the results.We have performed over 13,000 radon tests in SW Florida including Bonita Springs.
For a “long term” radon test in Bonita Springs,
we recommend an “Alpha Track”.Experience has shown us that for radon tests between 90 days
and one year, the Alpha Track is the way to go. Long term radon tests do not require your Bonita Springs home to maintain
“closed house” conditions like the “short term” radon test does.
Radon testing guidance was originally
produced by the US EPA in the mid-late 1980s. Their guidance was to conduct a screening test first using a short-term testing
device and prior to deciding whether to mitigate, recommended a follow-up test. The follow-up recommendation included short-term
and long-term options, depending on the amount of radon found during the screening measurement, meaning that a decision on
the need for mitigation could take several months.
the real estate community began to understand the need to include radon testing as part of home transactions, there was a
realization that the EPA guidance wasn't real estate friendly because the majority of the transactions needed quicker turnaround
to meet closing deadlines, etc. The EPA responded to the real estate community's request for a time-sensitive and released
Protocols for Radon and Radon Decay Product Measurements in Homes in 1993, which included sections that were specific
to real estate transactions. An abbreviated version of the real estate section has been published as a stand-alone guidance
booklet, known as Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon, which was last updated in January 2009.
The EPA guidance essentially says to test once, either with an appropriate electronic Continuous Radon Monitor, or by deploying
a duplicate pair of passive devices (i.e., charcoal-based devices). The recommendation on when to fix is based on the outcome
of this testing strategy by saying that results of 4 pCi/L or more should result in the installation of a radon mitigation
system. Therefore, there isn't really any guidance that incorporates second tests and how to handle the second result when
reading through the real estate sections of the documents. The EPA continues to support a homeowner protocol of testing multiple
times when there are not time constraints and in that guidance it would recommend averaging two results when two rounds of
short-term testing has been performed and to install a radon mitigation system if the average was 4 pCi/L or more.------------------------ The Florida Department of Health (DOH) operates a radon program, which includes
a certification section. The DOH does provide guidance to radon professionals as well as to Florida residents regarding radon
testing and mitigation, including all type of radon testing including real estate, general homeowner concerns, and well as
mandatory testing required in many school, day care, foster home, licensing situations. I have had many conversations with
Ms Gail Melvin, who runs the certification section of the FL Radon Program about their radon policies and on more than one
occasion, Ms Melvin has indicated that their guidance for real estate transaction is that as long as the first radon test
has been done properly, there is not need to perform a second test. Situations that could be considered improper include things
like testing by a non-certified technician, device malfunction, protocol violation, extreme or unusual weather. However, in
these scenarios a test would need to be deemed invalid in order to necessitate a second test. If the first test was valid
and there are no reasons why the test should be thrown out, the decision whether to mitigate should be based on the first
test alone. I have searched
the FL Radon Program website for written guidance that substantiates Ms Melvin's verbal guidance, and I have not found anything
at this time. I did find the following paragraph on their FAQ page that seems to contradict the guidance that I have been
your first test results were from a short term test (passive test), it is suggested that you perform another radon test in
the same area. If you are in a time crunch (ie: for a real estate transaction) then perform a short-term test in the same place again. Then average the results
of the 2 tests. If the average is below 4 pCi/L, then retest your home every 2 years. If the average is above 4 pCi/L, consult with
a certified mitigator regarding your next step. If you have the time available, it is suggested that you perform a long-term test
as your second test. This test lasts over 91 days and provides an excellent measurement of the radon concentration in your
home because it takes into account weather fluctuations and radon concentration fluctuations that occur in your home. If this
result is over 4 pCi/L, consult with a certified mitigator regarding your next step. If the first testing of your home was
with a long-term test and the result is greater than 4 pCi/L, it is suggested that you perform another short term test in
the same area. If the results of both tests or the average of both tests are greater than 4 pCi/L, consult with a certified
mitigator regarding your next step. If the result is less than 4 pCi/L, continue testing your home every 2 years.
What do I do if my test results
are greater than 4 pCi/L?
Real Estate Radon Testing in Bonita Springs and all of Florida
Radon Guidance for Real Estate Transactions
Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:32:26 -0400
I apologize for not getting back with you
sooner, but I have been out of
The department has not adopted an official position on this issue,
however, the Radon and Indoor Air program recognizes and supports the
1) As a state program charged
with protecting public health with respect to radon exposure, we recognize the US EPA Homebuyers and Seller's testing protocols
as the best method for determining radon risk under the artificial time constraints of a real estate transaction.
In that case of a real estate transaction and only a real
transaction, a radon mitigation decision can be made based on a test
that meets the real estate transaction
testing protocols. Make one test and fix if elevated.
2) During radon testing for any purpose other than a real estate transaction, two tests should be made prior to
performing radon mitigation.
3) When evaluating radon risks and exposures, a test can not be discounted, disqualified
or ignored unless a failure to meet protocols or quality standards is identified.
4) The radon program recognizes that
any short term radon test result, no matter what protocol is used, reflects long term averages with limited certainty. A long
term test better reflects longer term average
radon levels and occupant lung cancer risk. When both the buyer and seller
are amenable to solutions outside the constraints of the normal real estate transaction, we have offered the option of performing
a long term test prior to mitigation when measured radon levels are within the current EPA guidance for long term follow-up
testing for non-real estate testing and with mitigation funds placed in escrow.
WallRadon Testing, Inc. dba Radon & Mold Professionals is a Florida Department of Health Certified Radon Measurement
Business (RB1938). We are NOT affiliated with any radon mitigation business. We are an independent radon
testing business. We just test. We are NOT responsible for poor radon mitigation installation or lack of required permits.
Marco Island and Bonita Springs Homeowners, Buyers and Sellers should choose their Radon Mitigation Business with caution. Protect
yourself, insist on
CURRENT "certificate of insurance" and copies of required permits.
Radon Mitigation System installationREQUIRESa permit in Collier County, Marco Island
Buyers should have a copy of permit for radon mitigation
Certified businesses are required to report their activities.
A mitigation contractor must provide:
1) mitigation system labels,(name
of company installing system) 2) a visual or audible device to automatically indicate system
failure, 3) soil gas exhaust vents above the eave of the roof for active soil depressurization systems, and 4) written
instructions on the operation and maintenance of the system.
The department recommends you review
these requirements with the mitigation contractor before entering into a contract. If you have any questions about the radon
businesses listed below or your radon mitigation system, you may contact the Bureau of Epidemiology, Radon Program by calling (800)-543-8279 or
writing to 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A08, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710.
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We have performed thousands of radon
tests in Bonita Springs and surrounding areas since 1999.
A couple of weeks
ago we performed radon testing (inspection) in a Bonita Springs 3 story commercial building that until recently was a Real
Estate office for well know national company.Clients of this Real Estate Company rarely ordered radon
tests when buying a Bonita Springs home or condo.The office building was less than ten years old and the
radon levels were elevated.Elevated radon levels are the second leading cause of lung cancer according
to the EPA.
not thousands of homes in Bonita Springs have elevated radon levels, when buying you should have a radon test performed.
is a health concern but is best treated as a home repair and can be easily mitigated.
Our Experienced professionals have served Naples, Bonita
Springs, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida since 1999. ALL of our Mold Assessors are Certified
Indoor Environmentalists (CIE).
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5
Cosgrove, CIE has proven his ability to solve Naples homeowners and businesses mold concerns by identifying the problem
and then the source of the mold contamination. His detailed reports with recommendations for corrections not only benefit
the homeowner but the remediation company. Remediators know what to cleanup with his mold reports.
State of Florida licensed Mold Assessor MRSA763
Greg Gomez, CIE
Greg’s knowledge of the national standards for mold cleanup
“S520” and his 9 years of experience as a Naples indoor air quality professional allow him to write detailed recommendations
for any mold cleanup. Any mold remediation should follow accepted industry standards to protect the consumer.
State of Florida Licensed Mold Inspector # 2
Doug Wall, CIE
Long time North Naples resident Doug Wall has performed radon tests for residential and comercial projects
and mold sampling (tests) and assessments in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida for residential and commercial
properties since 1999.
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