You’ve found the perfect house. It’s in your budget, it’s located exactly where you want, it hits everything on your check list, and it failed the radon test. Wait – failed the radon test? If your desired home fails the radon test, you should find another house, right? WRONG! Radon can be mitigated and should NOT be the deciding factor on whether to purchase a home.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be detected unless you perform a radon test. It is odorless, colorless & tasteless. It gives a whole new meaning to silent but deadly. Radon exposure is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, beat out only by smoking. In nonsmokers, it is the leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon Test: Safe Levels?
There is no such thing as a safe level of radon, so even if a home passes a radon test, it doesn’t mean that the levels of radon are safe. Instead, the EPA has determined an acceptable level of radon, and anything above that level is recommended for remediation.
What can be done about my radon levels?
No matter what your home’s radon test levels are, your home CAN be fixed. Whether your home is at the action point or below it, it is a good idea to install a radon mitigation system. These systems act as a remediation method by removing the radon from your home and redirecting it outside. Once outside, the levels of radon are diluted and do not pose the same health risk that concentrated levels within your home do because it is dissipated into the atmosphere. Radon mitigation systems become a permanent part of your home & work continuously to reduce your radon levels.
What about my home value?
Many people worry that having a failed radon test and a radon mitigation system installed will reduce the resale value of their home. In fact, the opposite can be true. As more awareness is being brought to radon, more and more home buyers are looking for homes that have a radon solution in place. Radon mitigation systems are viewed as an improvement to the home.
Don’t give up your perfect house just because it fails a radon test. The problem can be fixed! Did you find your dream home, but it failed its radon test? Give the experts at Trinity Radon a call today: 630-499-1492 and we will make your dream home a safe place to live.