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For Home Buyers and Sellers alike, the EPA recommends a radon test whenever purchasing a home, selling a home, or making your current home safe for your family. Consider it standard practice, just like a regular home inspection.

 

Real Estate Agents and Home Inspection Professionals

While laws vary from state-to-state, no rules currently exist requiring Ohio real estate agents or home inspection pros to provide radon information to clients during a home sale.

However, knowledge is key to setting agents and inspectors apart from the crowd. Plus, it could save your client’s life.

North American Radon provides fast and professional service as we know your time is very precious during an inspection period. We get the job done at very affordable rates for both Testing and Mitigation. 

Jeffrey Dunn

(513) 673-7258

Jeff@NorthAmericanRadon.com

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What does EPA recommend?

  • If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.

  • For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.

  • Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.

  • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.

  • Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

Understanding Radon Test Results

Recommendations below are based on test results by a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) Test of at least a 48 hour duration and are based on recommendations by the EPA.  Measured Average Radon Level:

At or above 4.0 pCi/l: Corrective measures to reduce exposure to radon gas is strongly recommended (ANSI MAH2014) Radon Mitigation is strongly recommended.
 

Between 2-4 pCi/l: Consider mitigation or periodic retest as indoor Radon levels vary by season and weather conditions
 

Below 2 pCi/l: Consider bi-annual retest or whenever significant changes to the home structure or mechanical systems
 

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