Radon - What is it?
Radon is an odorless, invisible, tasteless and toxic radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in rock, soil and water. The release of this gas enters the air you breathe and can be found just about anywhere, entering any type of building structure. ie: homes, offices and schools. Radon entering buildings can build up to high levels, and according to the Surgeon General, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Is there Radon Gas in North Carolina?
According to the EPA, a large portion of central and eastern North Carolina has a potential of Radon. Radon levels can vary widely from one home to the next, even on the same street. I have personally tested for Radon at two homes in the same neighborhood. One home had no signs of Radon while the other had dangerous levels. The only way to know if Radon exists in a home is to have it tested.
Can high levels of Radon Gas be remedied?
Yes! The EPA recommends that Radon levels of 4 pCi/L (pico curries per liter of air) or higher be mitigated. Repairs can range from $1,000.00 to $2,500.00 when performed by a certified contractor and the repair does not require major changes to the home.
Our Radon Gas Testing Process
We use top of the line radon monitoring equipment to give you the most accurate results possible. The monitor is placed at the lowest level of the home for a minimum of 48 hours. During the testing process, normal entry into the home is acceptable, however, the doors must be shut immediately and all other doors, windows and ventilation systems must remain closed in order to have an accurate test.