Twin Cities Radon Testing Specialists
Amerispec® Home Inspection
Radon. It’s a deadly gas that can invade your home without you ever knowing, until it’s too late. However, you can avoid the impacts of this silent killer by having AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service of Bloomington MN conduct thorough, professional radon testing.
The importance of radon testing
1 in 3 Minnesota Homes Test High for Radon
Radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
It’s also the second leading cause of cancer in America. The following have recommended homes be tested for radon: the Surgeon General, Minnesota Department of Health, American Lung Association and EPA.
Radon testing can save homebuyers money.
If a radon test reveals high levels of radon, the buyer will often ask the seller to install a radon mitigation system. While these systems are highly capable of lowering radon levels, they are expensive, costing thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you don’t have the structure tested for radon before buying, and a later test reveals high levels of radon in the home, the cost of installing a radon mitigation system is your responsibility.
Radon Testing for Home Seller Inspections
Looking to sell your home? Before you place it on the market, you may want to think strongly about having the structure tested for radon. This can provide you with a better, thorough understanding of what may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and give you the opportunity to make necessary repairs in order to give the house a better chance at selling.
In Minnesota, two in five homes have radon levels that pose a significant health risk, and nearly 80% of counties are rated High Radon zones.
Radon Facts & Myths
Scientists don’t know radon is a problem.
Radon is only found in certain types of homes.
It doesn’t make sense to test for radon if you’ve lived in your home for a long time.
Only certain areas of the United States have radon.
You can get a good indication of radon levels in surrounding home from a neighbor’s test result.
Call us today at 952-854-5110 for more information or to schedule a radon test!