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Radon is another hidden danger when selling a home. Frequently, sellers will have renovated their basement for added space or usage. The problem is, they probably have never had it tested for Radon.
It’s a good business decision.Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. In fact, it is one of the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States according to the Surgeon General. It is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. Radon originates in the ground, and enters working and living spaces through these sources as materials decay. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 2.7 level for mitigation action and the EPA appears to be looking to change to 2.7, as well, in the near future. Children are often more sensitive to radon as their respiration rates are higher and their cell growth faster.
A test by a licensed, EPA approved inspector like Scot McLean – Your Home Inspector is the only way to determine what levels your home is at and if it requires a radon mitigation system. A test by a licensed inspector like is the only way to determine what levels your home is at and if it requires a radon mitigation system.