Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
Cost of Radon Testing
Radon testing can be done in a few different ways. You can purchase some DIY kits for between $15-$40. However, because this is such a serious health concern, it is recommended you get certified results. A home inspector or some services may charge anywhere between $100-$200 to have your home tested. But, guess what, Utah Radon Services actually offers free certified radon testing. What’s the angle? There isn’t one. 1 in 3 homes in Utah have high radon and not nearly enough have been tested. Utah Radon Services is set up to do thousands of tests each year and have been able to cut the cost dramatically by purchasing tests in bulk. This means testing doesn’t have to cost you a thing.
Cost of Radon Reduction
So now you have tested your house for free, the concern is now do you “safe” levels of radon? Unfortunately, there are no “safe” levels of radon. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined levels above 2 pCi/l can affect your health, and anything above 4 should be reduced immediately. So what is the cost of having a radon reduction system installed in your house?
There is no flat rate for radon reduction (or mitigation). Each home can come with a variety of challenges that may change the pricing. However, this is can be done affordably. A state average is around $1500 although if you have a craw space it could be more.
If your home has high radon levels, you can request a free quote from one of the radon specialists at Utah Radon Services. Often times, this can be done over the phone and if not we will still come to your home and do a free bid. Simply fill out the form on this page or call us at 801-871-0715.