Radon Testing A Must For Chicago Real Estate

February 03, 2012

radon testingRadon, which is a natural but radioactive gas, is colorless, odorless and responsible for causing lung cancer in non-smokers and kills 21,000 Americans every year. Radon can enter a home from underground, pipes, cracks in home foundations or holes. One in 15 homes can have high levels of radon, according to the EPA.

The good news is that determining and improving air quality in your Chicago real estate is simple. Both the EPA and Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested for radon. Affordable and easy do-it-yourself testing kits are available at home improvement stores. Homeowners also have the option of hiring a professional tester. After you test, the EPA recommends correcting radon levels above 4 Picocuries per Liter (pCi/L). If your home is found to have a high radon level, the cost to remedy it is about the same as another minor home repair.

For more information on how to test for radon, obtain a test kit, or contact your state radon office visit the EPA’s informational site www.epa.gov/radon, or call 1-800-SOS-RADON.

Have you tested your Chicago real estate for its radon level lately? Make a resolution to keep your home and family safe from radon this year. It’s always better to air on the side of caution.

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