At Raleigh Radon, we specialize in digital radon testing services, providing quick, accurate results to help Triangle residents protect their health and their families.
Get the most out of your digital/electronic radon testing by calling the trained radon specialists at Raleigh Radon. We are certified in various topical areas, including radon inspection, home inspection, real estate, air quality and more to provide you with a whole-house approach to healthy homes.
Schedule your digital radon test in the Raleigh-Durham area today!
Benefits of Electronic Radon Tests vs. Canister Radon Tests
- After a comprehensive, 48-hour testing period, you’ll receive your digital radon test results almost immediately (no laboratory analysis)
- Choosing a professional radon testing company in the Raleigh-Durham area (like Raleigh Radon) to administer your radon test ensures EPA compliance and accuracy
- Digital radon monitors contain a motion detector and measure radon levels on the hour, allowing us to pick up on any unusual radon patterns
Understanding Your Raleigh-Durham Radon Test Results
To give you a better understanding of your radon test results, here are some reference points:
- Nationwide average indoor radon level: 1.3 pCi/L
- Nationwide average outdoor radon level: 0.4 pCi/L
- EPA action level: 4.0 pCi/L
The EPA estimates that one in every 15 homes nationwide has radon levels at or above 4.0 pCi/L. The U.S. Congress has set a long-term goal to reduce all indoor radon levels to 0.4 pCi/L (the average outdoor radon level) or below.
EPA's Recommended Testing Steps
Step 1: Conduct a short-term radon test.
Result ≥ 4.0 pCi/L - Conduct a second, follow-up test to confirm elevated radon levels (Step 2).
Result ≤ 4.0 pCi/L - No actions to reduce indoor radon levels are required, although health risks exist below 4.0 pCi/L. Be sure to re-test your home every few years to ensure radon levels remain below 4.0 pCi/L.
Step 2: Conduct a second, follow-up radon test.
If you need the results quickly (as in a real estate transaction), conduct a second short-term test. If time allows, conduct a long-term test (91 days - 1 year). Long-term tests account for seasonal and lifestyle variations.
Step 3: Fix your home.
If you conducted a second short-term test, average the results of the first and second test. Fix your home if the average is ≥ 4.0 pCi/L. If your long-term test result is ≥ 4.0 pCi/L, fix your home as well.
Health risks exist at all radon levels, so the EPA recommends considering radon mitigation even if your radon levels are below 4.0 pCi/L. Learn more about the effects of radon exposure and better assess your family's health risk by visiting our FAQs page.
Contact Raleigh Radon at 919-205-8180 to learn more about digital/electronic radon detection in Apex, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Creedmoor, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest and Youngsville.