Home Buyers’ & Sellers’ Guide to Radon

Hiring a Radon mitigation contractor is an important step in any real estate transaction. Every purchase has a potential radon problem hidden from view. Whether you are selling or purchasing a new home, testing for radon is key.

Why Should You Test Your Home for Radon?

Radon is a natural, odorless radioactive gas that can lead to serious health issues. Because radon is found in soil, rock, and water, it can move easily through some building materials and can seep into your home from underneath through cracks, holes, or gaps in the foundation.

If your home has high levels of radon gas, you might be exposed to high radiation levels. A radon problem can happen in any type of home, no matter how new or old. There is no reason for you or your family to take unnecessary risks. Keep reading to find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

What to do When You’re Buying a Home

If you are considering the purchase of a new home, asking the seller to provide a radon test is a good idea. Homeowners may be unaware of the presence of radon and the risk of exposure.

  • Find Out If the House Has Been Tested for Radon

Always ask the seller if radon was checked before they decided to put their home on the market. It is important to make sure the previous test was conducted correctly, using validated testing procedures.

  • Ask for the Test Results

Ask to see the results of the previous test. Before you can accept the test results, you will need to understand the previous test and who conducted it. The report should include results from testing on all aspects of safety, pollution, and contamination inside the house.

  • Get the House Tested

You can have a qualified professional test your home for radon. Advanced Radon can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice. We can test in each room that you plan to use as a living space. It’s important that you determine the radon levels of your home before buying it.

  • Install a Radon Mitigation System

Building a brand new home? You should do everything you can to prevent dangerous pollutants from harming your family. The best thing you can do to reduce radon in your home is to have Advanced Radon install a mitigation system before you build or renovate. It is generally less expensive to correct a problem during renovation or building activities rather than after.

What to Do When You’re Selling a Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home and you haven’t already tested for radon, consider doing so. It is a wise investment, as most buyers will probably ask for the results.

  • Have Your Home Tested for Radon

Having your home professionally inspected is always a good idea, but it is absolutely critical when you plan to sell. Testing your home prior to putting it on the market can save you money in the long run. By testing, you can identify issues that need to be rectified in order for you to get the maximum price when you go to market.

  • Make Sure Your Home Has Been Tested in the Last Two Years

It is recommended to test your home for radon every 2 years. You should test your home using accredited methods according to established state guidelines. Working with Advanced Radon ensures that your test is done by professionals with extensive education and certification in the field.

  • Test Your Home After Any Major Renovation Project

If structural changes have been made to your home, it is a good idea to retest for radon. With new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), your radon level may have increased.

Advanced Radon Systems Can Help With All Your Radon Questions

Radon can be a problem even in new homes and it’s dangerous if not properly dealt with. Fortunately for Colorado Springs residents, Advanced Radon Systems can help you discover issues quickly and easily. We provide top-quality solutions for protecting yourself and your loved ones against radon exposure. Contact us today; we’re here when you need us most.