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 Zones. 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 generally 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 it is believed 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 Hendersonville, Morganton or Asheville NC area home for radon. Reach out to Duncan Home Inspection Services at (828) 551-1583 today!
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