We offer radon inspection services for your current home or one you plan to purchase.
One thing you may not know is that the second-leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking is radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas. In North Carolina, radon levels vary. The EPA recommends mitigating those with an average concentration of 4 pCi/lL or higher and to seriously consider fixing your home if the level is between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. How do you know if your home has elevated levels of radon? The answer is a radon inspection. At Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman, we highly recommend that all homes be tested for radon.
If you are looking for a home inspection before closing on a property, let us know that you would like to include a radon inspection. We also offer this service for families that want to know if their current home has elevated levels of radon . Should your radon inspection indicate a problem, we recommend working with a professional contractor to develop the best radon remediation system for your situation in Lake Norman, North Carolina.
We know that the idea of having radon in your home is scary, but with a radon inspection, you will be able to relax or move forward to resolve the problem. Don’t wait until someone you care about has become ill. While it can take many years to develop lung cancer from radon, it is definitely better to be safe than sorry. Contact us today with any questions you might have or to schedule a radon inspection appointment.
FAQs About Radon Inspections
Radon is a silent, invisible, and odorless gas that can pose potential health hazards to homeowners if it’s not properly mitigated. Here at Kulumo Home Inspection Services Lake Norman, we’re proud to provide reliable radon inspection services to give homeowners the information they need to make the right decisions for their homes and families. If you have questions about radon or the radon inspection process, we’ve responded to a few frequently asked questions below.
When should my home be tested for radon?
Your house should be checked for elevated radon levels before you put your home on the market, so prospective buyers won’t have to worry about the possibility of radon exposure. You should also schedule a radon inspection if you make major structural changes to your home, as these kinds of renovations may direct more radon inside.
Can I test for radon myself?
Although there are DIY radon test kits you can buy and set up on your own, it’s highly recommended to work with a professional to ensure you get accurate results.
How is a radon inspection completed?
One of our inspectors will place sensors in areas of your home that are near potential sources of radon, such as rooms in your home’s basement. These detectors will remain in place for anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks to measure how much radon comes into your home during that time. Once the detectors have captured enough data, an inspector from our team will analyze the data, create a comprehensive report, and let you know if radon mitigation is necessary.