Jeff Forsha | 704-582-2900

Charlotte, NC Home Inspector
 
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Radon Gas Testing

Radon Testing

Inspection Services: For Buyers | For Sellers | New Construction | Rental/Property Management | Warranty | Commercial | Additional Services | Maintenance

Test Your Home for Radon - It's Easy and Inexpensive.

Radon Gas TestingWe perform a short term Radon Test using a Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitor, the test takes 48-60 hours and can be started at the same time we perform your home inspection, or at anytime while your living in the home. Our test results are available immediately at the conclusion of the test. We are certified by The National Radon Safety Board (6SS0016)

Depending on where you’re moving from you may or may not be familiar with Radon Gas. It is recommended by the EPA that you have your home tested for radon, regardless of geographic location or zone designation.

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste.  Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. 

Radon Gas Testing

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Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones)

Highest Potential

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Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones)

Moderate Potential

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Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones)

Low Potential

The map is not to be used in lieu of testing during real estate transactions.

For More Information we recommend you review "Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon" Published by the EPA.

View a Sample Radon Report
Testing Requirements

Radon Gas TestingWhen you are taking a short-term Radon test, close windows, and doors to the outside and keep them closed, except for normal entry and exit. If you are taking a short-term test lasting 2 – 7 days, be sure to:

As specified be the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the following conditions must be met prior to and during the test period until the testing equipment is retrieved to help ensure an accurate reading:

  1. All windows, doors, and crawlspace vents must be closed 12 hours before the start and during the entire test period. Normal entry and exit through doors is acceptable except for lower level walkout doors or those sealed with anti-tamper tape. Lower level walkout doors and those we apply anti-tamper tape to are not to be opened until the test device is retrieved by us;
  2. Internal-external air exchange systems (e.g. whole-house fans, window fans, window air conditioners with outside damper open, etc.) must not be used 12 hours before the start and during the entire period of the test;
  3. Radon test devices must not be moved or tampered with in any way during the test period;
  4. Normal operation of heating and air conditioning systems as well as fireplaces or wood burning stoves used for heating purposes is permissible, although fireplaces and/or wood burners can only be used if no other source of heat is available.
  5. A Radon Testing Agreement must be signed.
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Radon Gas Testing


 
 

A-ProAdvantage Inspection Services
Jeff Forsha | 704-582-2900

 

Servicing:
Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Denver, Sherrills Ford, Lincolnton,
Hickory, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Indian Trail, Matthews, Weddington, Gastonia,
Concord, Harrisburg, Waxhaw, Pineville, Mint Hill, Ballantyne, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba,
Lincoln, Cabarrus, Union, Gaston, North Carolina (NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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