Have You Ever Had Your Home Checked for Dangerous Radon Levels?

Denver radon mitigation

You were so close to a deal, and then everything fell through.
After seven long months of having your home on the market, your realtor finally thought that you had a buyer. With an offer to pay very close to your asking price, your realtor was working with the buyer’s agent to make the way through the final details. When you first heard that the buyer wanted numbers for local radon testing companies, you were puzzled. This had not been a part of any of the purchases or sales of your other home moves. The fact that this buyer was working with a large company’s relocation team, however, seemed to be the reason that the testing was required.
Unfortunately, the radon gas testing results were not in an acceptable range, and during the time it took to work through the radon mitigation process, the potential buyer found another house. You were back to square one. Although frustrated, your real estate agent is certain that the sump pump installation will prevent other future problems and, perhaps, even add to the value of the home.
Radon Testing Companies Help Home Owners Keep Their Properties Safe
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year are by radon. Consider some of this other information about radon and the radon mitigation services.

  • 33% of homes checked in seven different states and on three different lands owned by Indian tribes had screening levels over 4 pCi/L. According to the EPA guidelines, these levels require mitigation actions to avoid dangerous exposure.
  • Radon testing companies can use short-term detectors, devices that are used to measure radon levels for a time period from two days to 90 days, depending on the device.
  • Radon testing companies can also use long-term detectors, devices that are used to measure radon levels for a time period longer than 90 days.
  • Radon is the second leading cause of U.S. lung cancer rates, according to the Surgeon General.
  • 7% of American homes are estimated to have radon levels at or above the recommended EPA action level.