Are You and Your Loved Ones Safe in Your Own Home?

Are You and Your Loved Ones Safe in Your Own Home?

SCHEDULE A HOME RADON SURVEY IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS OF HENDERSONVILLE, RUTHERFORDTON, ASHEVILLE & BREVARD NC AND TRAVELERS REST & LANDRUM, SC

  1. Radon can occur anywhere. Because it’s a naturally-occurring gas, radon has been found in all 50 states and in every type of home on the market. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. It can also be released from building materials or from well water.  
  2. Radon is dangerous. Radon breaks down quickly, giving off radioactive particles. Long-term exposure to these particles can lead to lung cancer. Exact estimates vary, but all major health organizations agree that radon gas contamination causes thousands of deaths per year. In fact, it’s considered the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.
  3. Radon is difficult to detect. Because it’s colorless and odorless, radon gas can slip unnoticed into any area of the home. Unless you’re an expert using specialized equipment, radon is nearly impossible to detect. 

HOW RADON ENTERS A HOME

HOW RADON ENTERS A HOME

Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation, and along the water in plumbing pipes. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
 

 

 

 

 

SHOULD I HAVE MY HOME TESTED?
Recommended for all homes, especially those located in the ​NC & SC Radon Gas Red Zone​s. Hendersonville, Asheville, & Brevard, NC & Travelers Rest, Greenville, & Taylors, SC are included in these Red Zones. ​CLICK HERE to the EPA map of radon zones for North Carolina or ​HERE​ to the EPA map of radon zones for South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TESTING DEVICE: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan Home Inspection Services uses an active radon testing device that continuously measures and records the amount of radon or its decay products in the air. This survey lasts for three days, and at the end of three days a report is produced that reveals the radon levels for every hour in that three day period. The average of those hourly readings is the test results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The radon levels are measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). The EPA recommends that any home that has a radon level of 4.0 pCi/L or higher needs repair to reduce the radon levels. A radon level of 4.0 is equivalent to 100 chest X-rays.  Long term exposure to levels this high is the reason that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't put your family's health at risk. Let Duncan Home Inspection Services screen your home for radon. Reach out to Duncan Home Inspection Services at (828) 551-1583 today! 
 
 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RADON CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS HTTP://WWW.NCRADONINSPECTION.COM/INDEX.PHP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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