We all know the real estate market is hot. With the demand not meeting the supply, it's a seller's market as buyers are scouring to be the winning bidder of their dream home. With all the hustling, it can be easy to overlook the home inspection - especially if a lender is not requiring it. Whether required or not, a radon inspection on your home can be well worth it for peace of mind.
The EPA states that radon "exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective techniques". Radon is a naturally occurring effect with rocks and the earth. There's nothing that can be done as all our housing is built on rock formation on our planet. Despite it's naturally occurring existence, an annual radon test can help ensure your home or building are within the safe levels as determined by the EPA.
The World Population Review provides a listing of radon levels for the United States. Alaska is listed at the highest level of 10.7 and Hawaii has 0 radon levels. "According to the EPA, nearly 1 in 3 homes checked in seven states had radon levels over the recommended action level for radon exposure of 4 pCi/L". The rankings in our tri-state area for 2021 all exceed that recommendation level.
If you're looking to prelist your real estate property or want the assurance of knowing your home is safe for your family, give us a call at 1-888-970-1791 to schedule a radon test. With Ohio and Kentucky ranking in the top ten of Radon levels, it's better to know now instead of when it's too late.
Questions on what Radon is or how it can harm you family? Check out the links below.
Learn more about radon and other services offered by Tri-State SMART Home Solutions. CEO and inspector Chris Farver sat down with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce as part of their Talk of the Town YouTube series.
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