RADON TESTING

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Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soil, rock, and water. Radon gas is released from the ground into the air as the breakdown of uranium occurs. This radioactive gas is odorless, invisible, and tasteless but can cause severe long-term health problems. The CDC states that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. High concentrations of radon are typically found in homes built on natural soil with high levels of uranium deposits. Radon gas can enter the home through cracks in the flooring, walls, and gaps around pipes or electrical wires. High levels of radon gas in homes are a far too common occurrence. The EPA reported that 1 in 15 homes in the United States have elevated radon levels. Any home may have elevated radon levels, new or old. Please keep in mind that just because the neighboring homes may not have high levels of radon does not mean that your home will not. Concentrations of radon gas in the soil can be localized. Do not make any assumptions when the health of you and your family is at risk. The only way to know if there are dangerous levels of radon in your home is to have it tested by a qualified professional. In fact, the United States Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency both recommend that radon levels should be tested in every home. Please visit www.ncradon.com for more information regarding radon in NC.

Radon testing is very easy and typically involves placing a monitor in the lowest level room for 48 hours. While the monitor is in place it is required that doors and windows stay closed, except for normal entry, and ventilation systems/fans turned off. If high levels of radon are found then repairs or mitigation systems will be required. Don’t worry, these services can be provided by a licensed contractor and doesn’t require any major alterations to your home. This is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Whether you are buying, selling, or have been living in your house for some time, we highly recommend Radon Testing in your home. The Radon Testing report will include:

  • Radon level results from a 48 hour short-term monitoring test.

  • Recommendation for repairs or mitigation systems if required.

  • A 24 turnaround after the test is complete and our Satisfaction Guarantee.

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