What's Your Radon IQ? Free Radon Test Kits In North & South Carolina

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC

 

Did you know that January is National Radon Action Month?  While the Charlotte metro area, in general, is not known for high radon levels, we do find homes from time to time with radon levels that are too high and that need remediation. Did you know that radon is called the "silent killer" because you can't see it, smell it, feel it, etc.? But after smoking it's one of the major causes of lung cancer and causes more than 21,000 deaths each year.

 

What is your Radon IQ? Take the quiz provided by HomeRadonTest.com.

 

The good news is that radon tests in the Charlotte area are now quite reasonably priced. If you need a referal to a top-notch inspector who can do a radon test for your home, contact us at Carolinas Realty Partners. If you're in the process of buying a home, be sure to add a radon test to your list of inpsection items when you order your inspections.

 

 

 

Also, why not check out this Radon Fact Sheet, these frequently asked questions about radon, as well as the EPA website that tells you everything you might ever want to know about radon?

 

 

 

 

And did you know that North Carolina and South Carolina are both offering state residents FREE radon test kits?  

 

Testing your home for radon is as simple as opening a package, placing a radon detector in a designated area, and after the prescribed number of days (2-7 days), sealing the detector back in the package and mailing it to a lab for evaluation. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measurement of radioactivity. The U.S. EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that homes with radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L be repaired to reduce the amount of radon entering the indoor air.

 

 

How to get your FREE RADON TEST KIT in North and South Carolina:

 

 

 

 


 

 

 How Radon Gets Into Your Home:

                             

How Radon Gets Into Your House

 

 

1. Cracks in solid floors

2. Construction joings

3. Cracks in walls

4. Gaps in suspended floors

5. Gaps around service pipes

6. Cavities inside walls

7. The water supply

 

  Picture courtesy of: ncradon.org

        

 

This information about radon is brought to you by Nina Hollander & The Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive  in Charlotte, North Carolina

 

If you are considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I would love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 

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Nina

The free radon test kits in North and South Carolina is a great community service program.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 07, 2017 08:47 PM #16
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Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou... I would guess that other states also have free radon testing kits for residents.

Jan 08, 2017 02:10 AM #17
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Grant Schneider ~ hi Grant... I'll admit, I had no idea about radon when I sold real estate in Manhattan... it was just not an issue.

Jan 08, 2017 02:10 AM #18
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William Feela ~ hi Bill... I had a couple of situations where the home owner needed to do some significant remediation.

Jan 08, 2017 02:11 AM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat ~ good morning, Myrl...it's not a huge issue in Charlotte either, but every so often you come across a home with issues... usually older home.

Jan 08, 2017 02:12 AM #20
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Kathy Streib ~ hi Kathy... here in Charlotte where it's not a big issue, the sellers don't test... it's up to the buyer. But sellers will remediate if a problem is found.

Jan 08, 2017 02:13 AM #21
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Good morning Nina.  I know around here at least radon is not an issue for most homes.  Still it is good to check so one can be sure. 

Jan 08, 2017 03:50 AM #22
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James Dray ~ hi James... radon is not much of an issue in my area either... and yet, every few years I come across a house with a problem.

Jan 08, 2017 03:53 AM #23
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Radon is becoming more known for its importance in discovering.  Amazing how long it was not only silent but unknown as well.  Mark

Jan 08, 2017 05:56 AM #24
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ~ hi Mark... you make a great point... I probably never heard radon mentioned in connection with real estate until maybe 15 years ago. And radon tests then were expensive and hardly anyone did them.

Jan 08, 2017 06:06 AM #25
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Brian England
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My radon IQ is very low, but it is a little higher after reading your post, such great information you provide!

Jan 08, 2017 06:15 AM #26
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Brian England ~ hi Brian... so are you ready to give yourself an A in radon knowledge now? 

Jan 08, 2017 06:19 AM #27
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Rarely have I had a radon test done in Oklahoma City. We don't build basements due to clay soil. I have had a few when relocation companies required it but hardly measurable.

Jan 08, 2017 08:26 AM #28
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Joe Pryor ~ hi Joe... we have the red clay soil here and don't really do much besides walk-out basements... but every so often I've come across a home with a too high level of radon.

Jan 08, 2017 09:14 AM #29
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Nina my Radon IQ is not very good, and I need to get better educated on this topic. 

Last year CT offered free Radon Kits to CT residents, and I hope they do the same this year.

Jan 08, 2017 05:40 PM #30
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George Souto ~ good morning, George... I believe CT has quite a few homes with basements, which are often the culprit in generating radon. Typically, once a state begins offering free testing kits, they keep it up.

Jan 09, 2017 05:51 AM #31
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This is great information to share with area residents.

I wish the free kits were available in our area.

Jan 09, 2017 11:00 AM #32
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@Roy Kelley... that's surprising to me because I think MD has had some issues with high radon levels.

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Thanks for the education. Radon hasn't been a big testing item here but I wish we had free test kits in Calif.

Jan 10, 2017 01:34 PM #34
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 ~ hi Michelle, interestingly as the cost of having a radon test as part of a home inspection in a purchase has gone down, more people are doing them here "just in case." And every so often we do find a bit of an issue.

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