If you are purchasing a home in North Carolina, Home Spectors can perform a Radon test at the end of the inspection. Results of the Radon test are emailed within 2 business days.
What is radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium. It’s present in nearly all soils, and very low levels of radon are found in the air we breathe every day.
Why is radon a problem?
The problem occurs when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that lung cancer caused by radon exposure kills about 21,000 Americans every year.
How does radon get in your house?
The radon gas moves from the soil into a home. Although it can seep directly through pores in concrete, the worst entry points are gaps in walls and floors (see picture above). Any house, of any age, in any state can have elevated radon levels. It really depends on the way your specific house interacts with the surrounding soil. Your neighbor’s radon level may differ significantly from yours.
How do we test for radon?
Radon testing is performed using electronic monitors. The monitors are placed in the proper location for at least 48 hours. At the conclusion of the test, we send out a report showing the overall average. The EPA recommends mitigation when test results reveal an overall average of 4.0 pCi/ L or more.
Home Spectors has partnered with InspectorLab to provide the best quality radon testing in the industry. The results of the test are guaranteed.