In addition to home inspections, we offer Radon Testing. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office, approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. Also, North Carolina ranks 12th in the nation for high radon levels. The gas can become trapped in your home. Therefore, it is best to test for this dangerous radioactive gas.
Radon Testing helps to keep you and your family safe. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium in the soil and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Reasons to test your home include:
- Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has a radon level the EPA considers to be elevated
- North Carolina ranks 12th out of 50 states when it comes to the risk of high radon levels
- You cannot smell, taste or see radon as it rises from the ground and becomes trapped in your home
- It takes years of exposure before any symptoms appear
- Testing is the only way to be sure of your home’s radon levels
- High levels of radon can be eliminated providing a safe environment for your home
Your Radon Test
Our home inspector tests radon levels inside the home by using a continuous radon monitor. The monitor is placed in one room for 48 hours. Afterwards, the home inspector picks up the monitor and emails the report.