Do you know if the Radon level in your Lake Norman home is safe? Is your family at risk? Radon Testing is the only way to find out.
Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman offers professional Radon Testing and Measurement services, specializing in real-estate transactions when you need us the most. Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman is located in Cornelius, serves a 50 mile radius and is licensed for both North Carolina and South Carolina.
We use professional grade digital meters to measure the Radon Gas levels in your home over a 48 hour period. We will interpret the results for you, and advise you on what this means for you and your Lake Norman home. If you are interested in learning more about Radon Gas and its health effects, we would recommend you read our Frequently Asked Questions list below, or visit our Resources page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions about Radon Gas
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.
Is my family at risk?
Testing is the only way you will know. Any home may have an elevated radon level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking further action when the home’s radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) or greater. The higher a home’s radon level the greater health risk to you and your family. Smokers and former smokers are at especially high risk. Radon levels less than 4.0 pCi/l still pose some risk and in many cases may be reduced.
How do I test my home’s radon level?
At Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman our qualified indoor air quality consultant will advise on how to prepare for the radon inspection, set up an electronic radon tester for a minimum of 48 hours, and forward a detailed report to provide you with a professional opinion of a structure’s radon levels at the time of the test period.
How does radon affect my family’s health?
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer, and it can be many years between the exposure and onset of the disease.
How does radon get into my home?
Most indoor radon enters the home from the soil or rock beneath it. Radon and other gases rise through the soil and get trapped under the building. The trapped gases build up pressure. Air pressure inside homes is usually lower than the pressure in the soil so the gases are forced through cracks and other openings through floors and walls inside. Once inside, the radon can become trapped and concentrated. Sometimes radon can enter through well water as well as through building materials, but these alone rarely cause radon problems.
What can I do to reduce radon in my home?
If your radon test result is 4.0 pCi/L or higher the EPA recommends you take action. There are several reliable and cost effective techniques to reduce radon levels. A professional contractor will be able to develop the best radon reduction system for your home. Some reduce radon levels after it has entered the home, the EPA however recommend preventing the entry of radon.