A radon test is one of the simplest yet most important home-related tests. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste, and it can be extremely dangerous at high levels. It can be found all over the United States and in any type of building; however, the home is where you’re most likely to be exposed to radon.
At Home Inspection Collective (HIC), we can put your mind at ease with a quick, affordable radon test. Contact us today to schedule a test!
Yes! Although a crawlspace does have passive ventilation, which may reduce the risk of higher radon levels, the risk is not eliminated. So all homes, whether they have crawlspaces, basements or neither, should be tested for radon.
It depends. If the seller can provide test results revealing low radon levels within 2 years after the system was installed, you probably don’t need to test. If it has been more than 2 years since the system was installed, you should get a test to confirm that the current system is operating effectively.
A radon mitigation system will need to be installed to reduce the levels. The cost can range from $1,000 to $1,300. If the home has a crawlspace, it can cost an additional $2-$3 per square foot to encapsulate the crawlspace before system installation.
Yes! Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home.
Contact HIC today to order a test or add it to your existing inspection order.