Buying a new home? Make sure to test for Radon. Don’t get stuck with a home that has high Radon and then end up paying for the whole system.
With the hot realty market it has really been a sellers advantage. Multiple offers come in on new home, some higher than asking price and contingencies are being tossed out the window. Radon testing being one of them. Buyers don’t want to lose out on a home where there are competing offers. This last year we have seen Radon testing go down quite a bit because of this. I get this, but if you have recently purchased a home and didn’t ask for a Radon test remember to get one after you move in. It is easy to forget to test for Radon Gas after you move in. Unpacking, decorating the home. It’s all busy work and then your beat at the end of the day. Once your settled in get a Radon test. Don’t be the one to find out you have high Radon Gas ten years from now when you go to sell your home. Once the damage is done from Radon Gas it is irreversible. Radon Gas has causes Lung Cancer, Leukemia and has been linked to Skin Cancer. If people could see or smell Radon Gas it would be easy to remember. But we humans cannot sense it. Put a post it on your fridge to remind yourself to get the Radon test. It could save a life.