The only question is, “What level of radon concentration does your house have? ”
The only way to know is to preform a radon test.
Radon is a naturally occurring, cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium deep within the earth.You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be entering into your house through small cracks and openings. It can also penetrate through concrete blocks and mortar. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. The home radon test is not part of the house inspection but may be added as an additional service and testing for radon in the house takes a minimum of 48 hours to complete. It is strongly recommended by Midwest Home and Property Inspection to have this home radon testing performed prior to closing on a house. If high concentrations of radon are detected it should not deter a home buyer from purchasing the home. There are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels. Negotiations may be entered into between buyers and sellers to arrange for a radon mitigation system to be installed .
Midwest Home and Property Inspection uses state of the art continuous radon monitoring devises. The monitor is placed in the lowest habitable space in the house. It takes a reading of the radon level every hour for a minimum of 48 hours and the results are immediately available at the conclusion of the test . You will be provided with a detailed report showing the hourly interval levels of radon concentration that occurred in the house during the test.
Midwest Home and Property Inspection is certified to perform radon measurement testing through Kansas State University and through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The state of Missouri does not have laws or regulations regarding the testing for radon. Therefore, many inspectors are not certified nor have they completed the proper training to perform this type of service. It is important to choose your inspector wisely. Ask for their certifications.
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