Learn About Raleigh Radon Test
We are a Raleigh home inspection company serving the radon needs of the Raleigh area homeowners. We are a qualified, dependable, experienced, and professional and ready to help keep you and your family safe from the known effects of radon. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to get your home's air tested regularly.
If your indoor air levels are 4 pci/L or higher, and you rely on well water, it is also recommended to test your water supply for the presence of radon, as elevated levels in drinking water can lead to stomach cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing, naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is an unfortunate fact that many homeowners don't even realize that they have a problem with the gas until it's too late. Long-term exposure to the gas can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, and is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smoking individuals in the United States.
Radon is a gas that has been found in every state within the United States, including right here in North Carolina. The Raleigh area has a very dense concentration of the gas, and this should be of great concern to you and your family. The gas is created by the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rocks, and water surrounding your home.
Places where radon can enter your home
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Spaces between brick veneer walls which rest on top of un-capped foundations
- Floor-wall joints
- Exposed soil in a sump pump area or crawl space
- Weeping drain tile which is drained into a sump pump
- Mortar joints
- Loose fitting pipe penetrations
- Open tops on block walls
- Building materials, including: brick, rock, or concrete
- Well water
Radon gas is dangerous and can cause cancer
To test the Raleigh radon levels in your home, we make use of calibrated and maintained testing equipment. The testing equipment we use has proven time and time again to be effective at accurately assessing the levels of gas in a home. Once we know what the level is, and if they are 4.0 pCi/L or above, then we can recommend further action for you to help you with lowering the radon levels in your home. If a mitigation system is needed and in place, it is still recommended that you to get your levels tested regularly to be sure that the product or system is working the way that it should keep this dangerous gas out where it belongs.
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