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What's the deal with Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that is naturally occurring throughout the United States. It is caused by the decaying uranium in the soil. The EPA recommends a radon test for real estate transactions and about every 10 years thereafter. However, there are no current regulations in North Carolina.

What does it do?

  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (smoking being #1) If you are a smoker, then the risk of lung cancer caused by radon increases.
What do I do about mitigation?
  • If you have a test and it comes back at a high level (above 4.0pCi/L), contact a certified radon mitigation contractor to install a mitigation system.
Why does my neighbor's house contain Radon and my house does not?
  • Radon concentrations vary depending on the geology of the soil. This can cause the results to vary from house to house. 
What is involved with a test?
  • A radon test period takes 48-72 hours. This requires "closed-home" conditions during the testing time for optimal results. If the environment is altered during testing, then a re-test is required and will accrue additional costs.
How much does a Radon test cost?
  • Radon testing costs are $125 with a home inspection, $150 without an inspection 
*Welcome Home Inspections, LLC does not install, maintain, or service Radon Mitigation Systems. 
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