Should I have my house tested for Radon before I buy?

This is a difficult and somewhat controversial question. Yes Radon Gas is a problem at high levels. Radon Gas at high levels is a concern for all. It is especially important for those homes that have basements and especially for those that are using it as finished space. Please note that, in some areas throughout the country radon is at high levels in just the soil that you come in contact daily.

Testing is easy and inexpensive. If you have concerns you can check on line and get information on what is radon, causes, testing and remedies. Go to www.epa.gov/radon/ . This link will take you to the main site for information on radon. You will find several articles, links and other pieces of useful information. A direct link to Basic Radon Facts can be found through this site or go to www.epa.gov/radon/nram/public.html and look under Learn About Risks From Radon and click on Basic Radon Facts. Its in English or Spanish.

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