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Radon In Metro Atlanta

EPA Map of Radon Levels in Metro Atlanta

Radon is an indoor air pollutant that comes from the ground through rocky soil. It's a radioactive gas whose decay particles cling to dust and, with prolonged exposure can affect lung tissue.

Radon Zone 1 (highest potential):

Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb & Gwinnett Counties

Quick Radon Facts:

  • The Surgeon General has warned that in the United States, Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers 
  • Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless
  • Homes of all types - those built on basements, crawl spaces or even slabs can have high levels of Radon Gas
  • Levels vary from one house to the next within the same neighborhood, often significantly
  • The EPA recommends homes with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher be remediated / reduced
  • Radon can be found all over the U.S, with outdoor levels averaging 0.4 pCi/L and indoor levels averaging 1.3 pCi/L
  • Estimates for the average cost of installing a Radon reduction system range from $1,200 to $1,500 
  • For more information see the EPA's Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
  • For more information on reducing Radon levels see the EPA's Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction

If you want to know if your new home has a Radon Level over 4.0 pCi/L, call us for testing before you buy and you'll be covered with our Radon Protection Plan.