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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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