Real Estate and Radon

You’ve spent weeks, perhaps even months, preparing your home to go on the market. You’ve done those updates you’ve put off for so long, made the obvious repairs & kept your home absurdly clean. You’ve packed up your family at a moments’ notice, milling about grocery stores, parks, & Target. Finally – an offer is made, a deal is agreed upon.

An inspection is ordered, the results are in. Surprise! You have elevated levels of radon. Now – you can either fix it or offer a credit. If you don’t, the buyer can walk. No big deal, right? Wrong! Even though radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas, it is dangerous and you musts disclose it. You cannot try to hide it from potential buyers.

Radon Testing and Real Estate Transactions

During real estate transactions, radon testing can be a headache, especially if you discover high levels. It becomes an even bigger problem as more people learn of radon and its dangers.

Radon in Real estateAfter all, radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The fact it’s invisible to the naked eye and undetectable – without a proprietary test – means most people would overlook it.

But as much of a hassle as it can be, testing for radon is important. Ensuring radon levels are acceptable – below 4.0 pCi/L – means you are securing the health of your family and anyone else that lives in your home.

If you knew for sure your home was dangerous, would you pass it on to another family without saying anything? If your answer is no, then you should have your home tested, at the very least.

Many people believe radon testing and mitigation are expensive, but they actually are not. To be honest, no one wants to pay money to remedy a problem in a house they will no longer live in, but it’s still necessary.

You can test your home for $30 or less by picking up a radon testing kit at your local hardware store or online. If you find elevated levels, you can hire a radon professional to retest, before investing in a radon mitigation system.

If your levels are still high, don’t let them get you down. Installing a radon reduction system can help your home sell! 

Not sure what to do with those high test results? We can help. Give our offices a call today: 630-499-1492.

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