Radon is often undetectable – but it is a deadly threat!
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally occurring and often seeps up from the ground into your home. It also can seep into drinking water from wells and building materials. You can prevent this often undetectable but serious danger through radon testing and an appropriate radon mitigation plan if test results are found to exceed safe levels. Certain areas of the country – including ours – are at higher risk of unsafe radon levels. EPA studies have shown a high concentration of the carcinogen in the Appalachian mountain range, including all Western North Carolina counties, but most especially in Watauga, Mitchell and Alleghany counties. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Over long periods of time, radon exposure leads to lung cancer, and even death.
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We offer two tests for radon – a continuous monitor test or a charcoal canister test. A continuous monitor plugs into an outlet in the lowest living level of your home over 48 hours. The monitor is removed and read, giving an hour-by-hour count, as well as an overall average. The charcoal canisters – usually two – are placed in the lowest living level for 48 hours. Test results typically take between 7 and 10 days to receive and produce an overall average.
A-1 Termite & Pest Control can provide the testing and results so you can determine if radon is an issue for you and you family. To learn more about our radon testing services, please click the button below.
If high radon levels are found, it’s important not to panic! Radon exposure is most toxic over many years and may not be an immediate danger. We will review your test results and draft a proposal that’s right for you. We offer a free on-site inspection and estimate to find the best solution for your unique situation. A radon mitigation system creates a vacuum to vent radon up and out of the house, and safely into the atmosphere, where it dissipates.
A-1 Termite & Pest Control can help you decide on the best radon mitigation system for your home. Our radon mitigation services are guaranteed and we retest after installation so you know your family is safe. To learn more about our radon mitigation systems, please click the button below.