Radon Testing During a Home Inspection

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. And it is a problem for many homes in this area. So why is radon testing in the Twin Cities, especially during a home inspection, so important? Here are a few reasons:

  • You want to be sure the home you are selling (or buying) is safe for the next resident. Radon testing is an inexpensive way to be sure the home’s radon amount is below the EPA’s action level of 4.0 pCi/l. It is important to be informed about the radon level in the home, and conducting a radon test before the final purchase agreement allows for possible negotiations of a mitigation system if warranted.
  • Radon testing does not take long. It can be completed in as few as two days (48 days) using electronic continuous read monitors (CRMs), and the results of the test can be processed usually on the same day we retrieve the test. So radon testing is not a long and drawn out process.
  • Radon testing can also alert the seller to potential health problems. If radon levels are high in your home, this could affect your health and that of your family. If you know something might be a health problem later in life, you can keep an eye out for symptoms. Forewarned is forearmed.

For more information on radon testing in the Twin Cities, call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or Contact Us.

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