Complete Inspection Services Provides Professional Radon Testing & Reduction

What Is Radon?

How Do I Know If My Home Has Radon?

What Is Considered A Dangerous Level?

Is This A Fixable Problem?

Radon Testing For Home Buyers

Radon Rules for Home Sellers

Vacant House Testing


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(517) 588-9869

What Is Radon?

  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today – The US EPA and the Surgeon General have estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon.
  • Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home.
  • This invisible, odorless gas can also enter your home through your well water.
  • Radon has been found in Mid-Michigan homes, new or old, with and without basements.
  • Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon.

How Do I Know If My Home Has Radon?

  • The US EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and National Safety Council recommend testing your home for radon because TESTING THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW your home’s radon levels.
  • There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon.  It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface.

What Is Considered a Dangerous Level?

  • The EPA says Radon levels lower than 4 pCi/L are safe for living conditions.
  • Shocking Fact: Nearly 1 in 3 homes have radon levels of at least 4 pCi/L
  • Radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher exposes you to 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows if you were standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site.

Is This a Fixable Problem?

  • YES!  If your home has high concentrations of radon there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels.
  • Most radon problems can be fixed for less than $500.
  • Contact Complete Inspection Services to discuss your options: (517) 588-9869

Radon Testing for Home Buyers

  • The EPA recommends that all houses be tested for radon during the point of sale.Most commonly, the potential buyer will request the radon test as part of the overall home inspection.
  • The radon test is completely separate from the home inspection and must be requested.
  • If the test comes back 4 pCi/L or greater, the potential buyer should negotiate with the seller to have a radon mitigation system installed with a written goal of bringing the radon level in the home below 4 pCi/L.

Radon Rules For Sellers

  • If a homeowner performs a radon test prior to sale of a house, many states will require that the test result be disclosed on the ‘whole house disclosure form’.
  • If the initial radon test is 4 pCi/L or greater, the issue will need to be addressed in the real estate transaction.
  • It is recommended that a radon mitigation system be installed prior to placing the house on the market in order to bring the radon level down.

Vacant House Testing

  • When testing for radon in a vacant building, the levels can fluctuate higher or lower due to a variety of factors unique to a vacant property.
  • If the doors and windows have been opened to ventilate the house, do not test for radon until at least 12 hours after the house has been closed up again.
  • It is also recommended, that during those 12 hours, the home’s heating/cooling system should be used just as it normally would during the season you are testing.

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