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Should I Test For Radon During My Home Inspection?

Mar 17, 2017 10:27:34 AM

Testing for Radon During a Home Inspection 

If you are in the process of purchasing a home and are wondering if you should have your home tested for radon gas during your home inspection, the answer is yes! Radon Testing During Home Inspection

The EPA recommends everyone who is looking to buy a home, have it tested before the purchase is complete. 

Radon is most commonly found in the basement. However, what if you don’t have a basement? Read our blog post: “Is Radon Testing Necessary if I Do Not Have a Basement?

Table of Contents 

  1. Testing for radon during a home inspection 
  2. How long does radon testing take? 
  3. Ohio's Top Radon Testing Company
  4. Schedule a Discounted Radon Test 
Why is testing for radon during a home inspection so important? 

Having the house, you want to live tested for radon will

allow you to find out if you are about to purchase a potentially dangerous home. 

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause for non-smokers. 

Because radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, the only way to know if there is the problem is to have it tested. 

When you decide to have a home inspection, testing for radon gas should be a priority. 

According to the World Health Organization and the EPA, Radon gas is a health hazard. This means if the home you are looking to purchase tests elevated, the seller will be required to install a radon mitigation system to reduce the radon concentration levels. 

If you wait to test the home until after purchasing, it will then be up to you to have a mitigation system installed. 

Many people will not purchase a home that could be a health concern for their family, which means radon removal is necessary if the home tests above the EPA recommend action level of 4.0 piC/L. 

A test is the only way to ensure your home doesn't have high radon levels. This begs the question, will a test kit be acceptable? Read our blog post: "Are Radon Testing Monitors More Accurate Than a Test Kit?

How long does the test take? 

Radon testing will not hold up the purchase of the home if you are facing time restraints. 

Radon testing takes 48 hours to obtain an accurate result. 

Radon Eliminator works with home inspectors to ensure the test is dropped off during the home inspection and picked up 48 hours later. We also guarantee that you will receive the results the same day the test is picked up. 

If the home tests elevated, we will provide a radon mitigation quote and schedule your installation the very next day if needed. 

Contact Ohio's Top Radon Testing Company  

If you are in the process of purchasing a home, you will need a radon test during your home inspection.

Our Radon Testing Specialists are licensed with ThHome Inspection Radon Teste Ohio Department of Health.

We have the necessary training and licensure to check your potential home for radon gas exposure.

We work with home inspection companies all the time to ensure we meet your time frame for testing.

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If you are considering buying a home, have a radon test performed during your home inspection. Click below for a discounted radon test during your home inspection. 

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