RADON TESTING

Radon Testing

Radon Measurement Services

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon but radon in your North Carolina home may be a problem for you. Conducting a radon home test is the only way to find out if you and your family are at risk.

It is estimated that radon causes many thousands of deaths each year because breathing air that contains radon can cause lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of contracting lung cancer is especially high.

 

Radon can be found all over the U.S.

Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, entering the air you breathe. It can infiltrate any type of building – homes, offices, and schools in North Carolina – and build up to high levels. But you and your family will most likely receive your greatest exposure where you spend most of your time… your North Carolina home.

 

You should perform a radon test.

Performing a radon test is the only way to measure radon exposure and know if you and your family are at risk. The EPA and Surgeon General recommend conducting a radon test on all homes, second floor and below. The EPA also recommends that schools test radon level.

We use state-of-the-art electronic Radon monitors with our North Carolina area home inspections. Testing for home in real estate transactions can be done in 48 hours.

You can fix a radon problem.

There are simple, relatively inexpensive measures for radon reduction that you can take to fix a radon problem and even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.