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Radon Facts

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas.  It is produced from the radioactive decay of radium which is found in most soils as well as earthen construction materials.

The effects of long exposure to high radon levels can be detrimental.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking, and the leading cause among non-smokers.  The EPA estimates that 1 in 5 Florida homes have elevated radon levels.
 
Testing is the only way to know if your home has potentially high-risk levels of radon.  The map below shows the Zones by County in the State of Florida.  Although there are areas of greater risk, homes with elevated levels have been found in all three zones.

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Thermal Imaging
 
Thermal imaging can tell you about your home and how energy efficient it is.  These infrared cameras can detect what the human eye cannot.  Things such as hidden moisture damage, excessive heat in electrical
Home Inspector Thermal Imagingcomponents as well as a lack of insulation which can create energy efficiency problems for the home. 

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Termite Inspection (WDO)

Florida law requires every termite inspector to be an employee of a Certified Pest Control Operator (CPCO) that is a Licensed Pesticide Applicator, and to carry a state issued I.D. card with them during every inspection. Always ask to see it.  Also, there is no such thing as a “termite inspector license”. Inspectors must have authorization from the State Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology verifiable by a “JE” identification card, not a license.  Beware of home inspectors that offer free termite inspections.