Radon Assessment, Management and Mitigation

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We tailor our services to each individual client's needs, ona project-by-project basis, with the end-goals established from the beginning of every endeavour. By doing so, we can ensure that the client and the consultants are partners for success, every step of the way. The result of all this is a host of additional services that are tailored to meet our clients' specific needs and goals.

Radon is a major concern for indoor living environments, identified by the US EPA and regulated by the State of Florida. All homes and commercial buildings that have regular occupancy are recommended to have radon studies completed to determine if a risk of radon exposure exists. All large and public buildings are required to be tested for the presence of radon. GAIA is capable of completing these services in-house for our clients and making appropriate recommendations for management and mitigation if needed. We are licensed by the State of Florida and are fully insured.

From the FL DOH Radon Website: “Radon - You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most Florida soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels. In some areas of Florida, one out of two homes has excessive amounts of radon. Most Floridians live on the floor where the concentrated radon gas enters the building. The State has required radon measurement and reduction companies and personnel to be certified since 1989. Florida has a mandatory radon testing program for various public facilities, such as public and private schools, state licensed day care centers, and 24 hour care facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals. This public testing information allows Floridians to make informed decisions in the care and education of their loved ones.”

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless gas that builds up inside homes and other buildings after entering the structures from the sediment beneath through the foundation, pipes, drains and other routes of entry or from well water.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as many as 1 in 15 homes has elevated concentrations of radon gas (>4 pCi/L).  Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003), making it the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.