Whether you are looking to stay in your current home or purchase a new one, you should never overlook the importance of radon testing in Fridley. Especially throughout Minnesota where the average radon level is more than three times higher than the national average, it’s imperative that you know if you are being or will be exposed so that you can implement mitigation measures. At AmeriSpec, we proudly offer radon testing for homeowners and buyers – so you can enjoy peace of mind.
This January, for National Radon Action Month, we are choosing to focus on the benefits of having radon testing performed in your home or potential home. For more information about what radon is or more about why radon testing is important, we discussed that in detail for National Radon Action Month 2023!
1. Lung Cancer Prevention
Radon is a known carcinogen, and prolonged exposure to high levels of radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. Testing your home allows you to take necessary steps to mitigate this risk.
2. Peace of Mind
Knowing your home’s radon levels provides peace of mind, as you can take appropriate measures to reduce radon concentrations if necessary. Especially considering radon is a clear and odorless gas – without testing, it is impossible to detect until adverse health effects begin to show.
Testing for radon is relatively inexpensive compared to potential health costs associated with long-term exposure. Prevention is often more cost-effective than dealing with health issues later.
4. Mitigate Long-Term Exposure Risk
Radon exposure over an extended period can lead to serious health issues. Regular testing helps identify any increase in radon levels, allowing for timely intervention.
5. Community Safety
Regular radon testing contributes to community safety by ensuring that residents are aware of potential radon hazards and take appropriate measures to reduce exposure. Plus, testing allows you to compare your home’s radon levels with neighboring homes and towns – giving a more accurate picture of local radon concentrations.
6. Real Estate Negotiations
If you are looking at buying a home, radon testing can help you identify issues before you are committed. Higher than safe radon levels can then be brought to the negotiating table – allowing you the chance to ask that the sellers implement mitigation measures before the sale goes through, or adjust the cost to allow you to do so without more money coming out of your pocket.
When you choose AmeriSpec, you choose a company that prioritizes expert radon testing. Each one of our inspectors are Licensed Radon Measurement Specialists, and we perform a 48-hour test using equipment from trusted brand, Radalink. Give AmeriSpec a call today at 952-854-5110 or contact us to learn more about what we can do for you!