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Old 11-20-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm 61 and currently live in New Jersey, however, I am planning on moving down near my kids in Ocala in the future. In New Jersey I am a New Jersey DEP licensed radon specialist. Here I test but mostly I install radon reduction systems in homes with excessive levels, about 150 houses a year. My question is.....have you personally or know of other agents in situations in Florida where radon has been a concern and required corrective action......are there areas you are aware of that seem prone to radon. When I come down it would be nice to keep active in business even if the demand for my service is less than in New Jersey ? Thank you
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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While I always tell buyers that they have a right to test for radon I've never had any perform the test.
In southwest Florida most people have open windows during much of the year so the homes air out.
No one has a basement so entry for radon would be around plumbing drains and cracks.
I guess the most likely area for radon remediation would be in the northern part of the state.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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i know the new thing is that radon comes from granite counter tops. but we don't have basements, we can just crack a window, problem solved.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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There are only a few counties that are considered a medium risk for radon. You are in luck that you will be near a couple of them for work.

Most counties are considered a low risk though.

Here is a map showing each county and risk factor.




Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential
Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential
Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential

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