Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
If you are in the market for a new house, you have probably at least heard of radon gas. Information about radon keeps coming to light and more realtors, builders and inspectors are factoring it into the real-estate process. So the question is, should you buy a hour with a radon mitigation system already installed?
Radon and the home buying process
The first thing you need to do is to have the home tested for radon gas. (Fill out the form on this page to request a free radon test.) The house may not have a system, could have a passive system, or have a functioning radon system already installed. But the most important thing to know, is the radon levels in the home.
Once you test the home, you will know if action is needed to correct the radon levels in the home. Click here to learn about radon action levels. If radon levels are low, then you do not need to take action right now. We recommend retesting your home every 2-3 years on average.
Ideally, the home will already have a radon mitigation system and levels of radon will be low. If the home has a passive radon system, and testing shows high levels, a radon expert can quickly activate the system with specialized equipment. If the home has a radon mitigation system and levels are high, you may need to have the system evaluated by an expert.
Contact the radon mitigation specialists at Utah Radon Services to learn more.