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Special Alert to home buyers and sellers

Home buyers and sellers are frequently being met with the issue of Radon.Elevated awareness, and state requirements bring Radon issues to the forefrontin transactions involving real estate. An increased number of states nowrequire disclosure of Radon levels to home buyers by the home seller. Belowyou'll find information compiled from the EPA's "Home Buyers and Seller'sGuide to Radon".


Home Sellers  Home Buyers 

If You're Selling a Home

Test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary,lower your radon levels. Save the test results and all information youhave about steps that were taken to fix any problems. This could be a positiveselling point! 
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If You're Buying a Home

If you're buying a newly built home: New homes can be built withradon-resistant features that minimize radon entry and allow easier fixingof radon problems that could occur later. These features cost less if installedduring construction than if added to an existing home. In most new homes,use of radon-resistant features will keep radon levels to below 2 pCi/L.

Builders can incorporate radon-resistant features into the homes theybuild. Some states, counties and local jurisdictions may adopt radon-resistantconstruction features in their building codes, which builders must thenfollow. Radon-resistant construction standards can be applied dependingon the radon potential in a particular area. Many builders already useradon resistant building features.

New home buyers should ask if radon-resistant construction techniqueshave been built into the new home they are considering for purchase. Buyersshould also ask whether information about radon is available. For custom-builthomes, the buyer should discuss radon- resistant features with the builder,including the cost.

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How RADON Gets Into Your Home

How to Test for RADON

After Testing: What to do if Your Home has High Levels of RADON

Links to Learn More

Here's a few examples of testing devices. Click here for full list

Pro Series radon detecor measures radon gas both short and long term

Radon gas in water test kit

Liquid Scintillation short term radon in gas test kit

Alpha Trak Long Term Radon Gas Test Kit

Radon Detector

Radon in Water

Radon in Air (48-96 hours)

Radon in Air (90-365 days)


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