What is Radon?

Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that is present in every home. It comes from the decay of radioactive elements (such as uranium, thorium & radium) found in soil & groundwater.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Radon?

Breathing in radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is the likely cause of more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the US. In 2020, lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.

How Does Radon Get Into a Home?

Radon can rise from the rocks in the ground, through the soil, and into the air above. It comes into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Then, the radon becomes trapped in your home. This can happen in new and old homes, homes with or without basements, and in high-rise and multi-family buildings.

Where is Radon Found in NC?

Nearly one of out of every 15 homes in the US is likely to have a high level of radon. Homes in all 100 counties of NC have tested at high levels of radon. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test it.

Why Should I Hire Wake Radon to Test My Home?

Wake Radon is the only company in the Triangle that uses radon monitors with 6 onboard radon sensors. In addition, we are also certified with both The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) & the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). All of our technicians are certified radon specialists and licensed home inspectors with the state of North Carolina. Each is insured and has TMLS access through ShowingTime.

The Equipment We Use

Although there are many adequate Continuous Radon Monitors (CRMs) on the market, we have found that Sun Nuclear Corporation manufactures some of the finest radon testing equipment available. Most local radon test companies also use Sun Nuclear products and the most commonly used model is the Sun Nuclear 1028, which uses 1 radon detector. However, Sun Nuclear's top of the line CRM, the 1030 model, is more advanced and has 6 built-in radon detectors. Wake Radon only uses the 1030 RadonSentinel (6 detector model) for all of our tests. We believe that more detectors means more peace of mind for our customers.

About the 1030 RadonSentinel

  • Allows users to download data through the USB cable without touching any buttons on the monitor
  • Six detectors offer higher sensitivity producing reliable data with less variation
  • Temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity are incorporated into reports
  • A real-time clock allows time and dates to be included in each interval and a 12-hour delay start can be pre-programmed to meet all proficiency program closed building procedures
  • Selectable interval settings
  • The monitor can be programmed to shut down when the test is complete