What we commonly call Termite Inspections are actually Wood Destroying Organism Inspections. Len Gluckstal is an employee of DL pest control. As an employee of DL, Len performs WDO inspections at the same time as the home inspection. This way you only have to make one appointment to have the home inspection and the termite inspection.
Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale. Build-up of radon in homes is a health concern and many lung cancer cases are attributed to radon exposure each year. About 12% of lung cancers and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year. The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. Dr. Carmona, the Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing. He also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible.
You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Radon levels of 4 pCi/L is roughly equivalent to smoking half a pack of cirgaretes per day. Radon has been linked to Alsheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The Florida Department of Health has stated that 25-33% of homes in SW Florida have elevated levels of radon. They recommend that all homes be tested for radon. We find that high rise apartment buildings tend to be worse than single family homes. Both should be tested.