Alert: Test Your Home for Radon


During a home inspection it is common for an inspector to test for Radon. This test can easily add an additional $75 to $150 to the cost of an inspection. This should raise a few questions, 1st are there other options? Can I test it myself? What happens if I don’t test it?

Take a look at Amazon for inexpensive at home test kits for radon. If you are not currently living in the unit, or have permission to access the unit over the course of multiple days this may not be an option.

While radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, high concentrations of radon gas in the home can be hazardous to you and your family’s health. Radon can seep into your home’s basement or crawl space through cracks in the foundation or walls, openings or spaces around sump pumps and drains, or construction joints or flaws. The First Alert radon test kit is a charcoal model for initial screening. Testing period is tow to four days.

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