Radon is found in 1 out of every 15 homes
Radon is a radioactive noble gas that is formed by the decay of radium and is considered to be a health hazard.
You cannot see, smell, or taste Radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air
containing Radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that Radon
is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
If you smoke and your home has high Radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Testing is the only way to find out your home's Radon levels.
Elevated Radon levels are found throughout the Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Fuquay Varina,
Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Youngsville, Franklinton areas and many other as well.
Radon has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes
from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the
air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and
into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also
enter your home through well water and your home can trap Radon inside.
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Home Helpers Inspection Services uses only the best and most effective advanced tools
when testing for the presence of poisonous Radon Gas in your home
Rad Elecs E-PERM System.
As a long time professional in the real estate industry I strongly
urge you to have your home tested for the presence of Radon gas. There are currently
no laws requiring Radon testing in a real estate transaction; however the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the Surgeon General have recommended that ALL houses should
be tested for Radon gas. In time I believe that as the public and our leaders become
more informed these recommendations will become requirements. I urge you to be
proactive and have your home tested, for the health and well being your entire family is at stake.
E-PERMs are the Standard against which other passive radon monitors are measured.
An E-PERM, also known as an Electret Ion Chamber, is a passive integrating ionization monitor consisting of a very stable electret mounted inside a small chamber made of electrically conducting plastic. The electret, a charged Teflon disk, serves as both the source for ion collection and as the integrating ion sensor. Radon gas passively diffuses into the chamber through filtered inlets, and the alpha particles emitted by the decay process ionize air molecules. Negative ions produced inside the chamber are collected on the positively charged electret, causing a reduction of its surface charge. The reduction in charge is a function of the radon concentration.
- Rad Elecs electret ion chamber technology consistently out performed all other radon testing methods in the USEPA Radon Measurement Proficiency Program.
- Rad Elecs E-PERM System is the Recipient of the American Nuclear Societys prestigious International Radiation Science and Technology Award.
- The USEPA used E-PERMs for measurement of the U.S. ambient radon levels for its Citizens Guide to Radon
- Chosen by the IAEA for its 60-country global radon study
- The US Postal Service, US Armed Forces, and other federal government agencies have specified E-PERMs for use in their radon surveys of public properties
- Used by many state, county, and local governments
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