Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced from decaying radium found in soils, rocks, and water throughout the United States. It typically moves through soil and rock or wells to the air and enters into home’s through cracks and openings in a home’s foundation. Any home – including new construction, historic homes, well-sealed homes or homes without a basement or crawlspace can accumulate high levels of radon gas.
It’s important to test your home because radon gas is a health hazard, exposure to high levels causes’ lung cancer. You cannot see, smell or taste radon gas so testing is the only method to determine if a home has high radon levels.
Elevated levels of radon have been found in all areas of the Triangle. According to nc-radon.info, the EPA Map of Radon Zones shows the general trend of radon levels in North Carolina. The levels tend to be lower in the Coastal Plain, then increase in the middle area of the state – the Piedmont, and increase more in the mountains.
First Call Home Inspections can coordinate digital radon testing for new construction and existing homes using a locally owned, fully licensed radon testing service.
If you would like to schedule a radon inspection or have questions about our services please contact us at 919-923-5466.