Buying Or Selling Your Home? What You Need To Know About Radon.
Any home, anywhere, can have elevated levels of radon. Some states require testing a home for radon during a real estate transaction (Illinois and Minnesota, for example), while many others do not. The best recommendation is to test before putting your home on the market.
The two most obvious reasons to test before selling your home are:
- If the radon level is at or above the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L, you need to reduce the radon to protect your family. In doing so, radon becomes a non-issue during the real estate transaction; your mitigated home will test below the action level.
- Testing a home during the real estate transaction can slow down or even stall the sale process. It also brings up questions of safety in the minds of potential buyers that would not exist if you can provide recent radon test results showing radon levels below 4 pCi/L.
Radon doesn’t kill real estate deals; radon kills people. Find out whether your home is one of the 1 in 6 homes across the U.S. has a radon level at or above the EPA’s recommended limit 4 pCi/L (the equivalent of smoking 8 cigarettes every day). Testing for radon and taking care of it if results are high will show you as a responsible, trustworthy seller.
Protect your family and your home sale: Test for radon now.