Home Inspection Carolina has performed 1000’s of Radon tests in Charlotte and all surrounding areas, including Fort Mill and Rockhill South Carolina. We also perform Radon tests in Raleigh and Asheville areas. So, the question remains, what is Radon, and how do we get rid of it.
First, we need to understand what radon is. Radon is the decaying properties of radioactive material in the earth and cannot be seen, touched, or smelled. The EPA has determined that if the level of Radon is found within your home with a reading of 4.0 pCi/L or higher, radon mitigation is recommended. Radon has been linked to diseases such as lung cancer and is, in fact, the second leading cause of the disease. Please see the video below for more information on radon gases. Additional information can also be found at ncradon.org.
So how do we test for it, and how much does Radon testing cost? There are two ways to test for Radon a passive test and an active test. The most inexpensive way is a passive test using a charcoal testing device, costing about $13.00 – $15.00. Typically an active test requires a certified professional; costs for testing Radon in Charlotte and Raleigh areas can range from $150.00 to $200.00. To find out more about Radon’s test, please read our blog article about How Is Radon Tested.
Finding out you have high levels of radon in your home can be scary. What’s scarier than that; is living in a home with high radon levels and not knowing it. To learn more about what levels are and the risks of living with Radon, check out our blog article, What are the risks of living in a house with high radon levels?