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Radon Testing in Western NC & Upstate SC

Radon Testing in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Polk Counties

Testing Your Home

Every home should be tested for radon regardless of where the home is located, the age of the home, or foundation type. It should be tested whether or not the home is in an area that is “prone to having radon problems.” Homes with elevated radon levels have been found in practically every county in the United States. The U.S. EPA has established that if a home or building is found to have a radon level of 4 pCi/L or higher, action should be taken to reduce it.

In most cases, radon levels can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or lower with the installation of an active (fan-assisted) venting system. Indoor radon is judged to be the most serious environmental carcinogen that the general public is exposed to.

In fact, Western North Carolina counties are Zone I and II, that means there is a higher than normal probability for homes to be elevated with radon gas.

Basement & Radon Solutions only utilize continuous radon monitor testing devices. Our monitors are calibrated annually to insure the most accurate radon readings. The unit will record hourly readings and average the test findings. We use the most state of the art testing equipment in the industry today. Test results are recorded right in your own home. Call at 828-759-5522 or Contact Us today to schedule a radon test or receive a free radon mitigation system quote today!

How to test

If you do your own in-home test, it is recommended that you use two EPA approved passive radon testing devices. Read the installed testing device instructions prior to starting the test. Be aware that any test lasting less than a week requires closed-house conditions.

Closed house conditions means keeping all windows on all levels closed, keeping doors closed except for normal entry and exit, and not operating fans or other machines which bring air in from outside (except for fans that are part of a radon reduction system, or small exhaust fans that operate for only short periods of time).

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Begin closed-house conditions at least 12 hours before the start of the short-term test. Take control of your environment

Maintain closed-house conditions during the entire duration of the short term test, especially for tests less than one week in duration. Operate home heating or cooling systems normally during the test. For tests lasting less than one week, only operate air conditioning units that recirculate interior air.

The radon testing devices should be placed:

  • In an area where they will not be disturbed
  • At least three feet from doors and windows to the outside
  • At least one foot from exterior walls
  • A minimum of twenty four inches off the floor not to exceed 72 inches
  • four inches away from other objects horizontally and directly above the detector
  • Away from drafts and return air grilles
  • 4 feet from heat, fireplaces, furnaces, and away from direct sunlight and areas of high humidity

If your test results are greater than 4 pCi/L, or desire additional information you can call us 828-759-5522 or Contact Us, we will be happy to assist you or discuss the next step. Serving Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Polk Counties.