If you are helping your clients in buying or selling a 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.
A home needs to be fixed if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (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.
*Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment
If you are testing in a real estate transaction and you need results quickly, short term testing option is acceptable in determining whether the home should be mitigated.
Short‑Term Testing Options
The radon specialist will take two short-term tests at the same time in the same location for at least 48 hours.
If test result is 4 pCi/L or more…….. property needs to be mitigated and re- tested.