What is Radon?

Radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer in the United States of America, second only to smoking tobacco.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water.  It can be found in all 50 states.
Testing for it is the only way of telling how much radon is present.
The U.S. Surgeon General recommends ALL homes be tested for radon gas.

Is there Radon in North Carolina?

High levels of radon have been detected in homes in all 100 North Carolina counties. It is most prevalent in the Blue Ridge Mountain region and in a band of four counties in the Piedmont — Warren, Franklin, Vance and Wake, where the gas is generated in large, subterranean granite formations.

Radon gas has been found in high levels in all types of homes; homes with slab foundations, homes with crawlspace foundations and homes with basements. 

You and your family are mostly likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

how does radon enter your home?

TESTING: There are two general ways to Test for Radon:


Short Term Testing: The quickest way to test is with a 48 hours short-term test.  Your questions about the safety of the air in your home related to Radon gas could be answered in as little as 2 days. Our Company test using an electronic state of the art continuous monitor from RadonPro.



Sample Report



Long- Term Testing:  Once we are confident that the Radon levels are within a safe level using a short term test you may want to consider a Long-term test. The long-term test remains in your home for more than 90 days.  A long term test will give you a reading of your home’s year-round average Radon level and let us know if seasonal changes result in a variance in Radon levels.

Contact Us to Schedule your Radon Test


EPA Citizens Guide to Radon

Home Buyers Guide to Radon 

Basic Radon Facts