Radon, Real Estate and The Reality Of It All
Radon, a Class A carcinogen is a danger when the concentrations build to dangerous levels in a home. Coupled with long term radon exposure and a serious health risk exists.
Radon is an issue whether a home is in the process of being purchased or if purchased years ago. Living in any home with elevated radon levels is a health hazard. The EPA recommends testing your home every 2+/- years. Homes go through settling over the years and new cracks and fissures in the foundation can occur allowing additional avenues for radon to enter the home. These factors contribute to changes in your radon levels.
The only way to know if your radon levels are elevated is to test. EPA action level is 4.0pCi/L yet there is significant concern when levels are between 2.0pCi/L and 4.0pCi/L. The World Health Organization recommends “fixing” your home if radon levels are 2.7pCi/L. If you test and your radon levels come back within the 2.0pCi/L – 4.0pCi/L, it is highly recommended you consider installing a radon mitigation system. Small money for peace of mind and elimination of this cancer causing threat.
Test Your Home…Protect Your Family!