Alabama And Radon, Madison & Huntsville Alabama, Where To Go For Information

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Alabama And Radon, Madison & Huntsville Alabama, Where To Go For Information

Alabama residents needing information about Radon in all areas of the state may contact the Alabama Cooperative Extension System program at this toll-free number:  1(855) ALRADON OR 1(855) 257-2366

Alabama And Radon, Madison & Huntsville Alabama, Where To Go For Information

Radon is a naturally occurring gas resulting from the breakdown of Uranium in rock, soil and water.   Radon is radioactive and much like carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and tasteless.  When out doors Radon Gas is relatively harmless, but when allowed to collect inside your home it can be very dangerous to your health.  So dangerous in fact that the Surgeon General lists it as the second highest leading cause of lung cancer with an estimated 21,000 deaths per year.

The good news is that Radon Gas can be re-mediated with specially designed, but simplistic and reasonably priced remediation systems.  And, when the Radon levels is found to be at or above 4.0 pCi/L, the seller is  responsible for remediation...at least here in Alabama.

Radon can be found all over the world and Alabama is no different.  Some markets do not require Radon testing or have Radon disclosures, but when buying a home here in Alabama I always bring up the topic and the issues of Radon and suggest testing always leaving it to my clients as a final decision.  A home inspector I like to work with, Steve Handback, HomeTeam Inspection Service also does my clients Radon testing.  He's certified and only uses the most accurately calibrated Radon testing machines available and I highly recommend him and I certainly recommend that you have your Alabama home tested.  Testing takes 48 hours and the cost varies, but should be around $150.  So if you are allowing me to represent you with the purchase of your new home, you can expect to have this conversation with me.

For more information about Radon, acceptable levels, testing or to view an information map of counties in Alabama regarding Radon levels follow this link to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Nick T Pappas 

 If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you!  I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.


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Craig Rutman
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Great information here Nick. I always inform my clients about the dangers of Radon and recommend that they have a radon test performed prior to consummating any purchase.

Jan 28, 2012 12:13 AM #1
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Sound advice Nick and yet we do not do radon testing in our area. In fact even though every home is required to have a carbon monoxide detector they do not test for that either......

Jan 28, 2012 05:49 AM #2
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Craig-always a good policy.

Al & Peggy-we don't do carbon monoxide testing either...I think Radon testing will eventually be required just as termite inspections are here.

Jan 28, 2012 06:35 AM #3
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Nick this is excellent information.  I don't think that most people realize just how dangerous Radon can be.

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Nick, I did not realize for years how serious Radon is. But like you said, it can be remediated.

Jan 28, 2012 08:52 AM #5
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Nick Pappas, you are certainly the go to person in Huntsville Alabama!  Great information here.

Jan 29, 2012 07:58 AM #6
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George-I think it's an out of sight out of mind sort of thing.

Connie-there's a variety of systems that can be easily installed especially in new construction...sometimes with little more than a PVC pipe and blower motor run from a slab out through the roof.

Laura...my Cheesehead buddy-thanks for the kind words and thanks for the weather check.

Jan 29, 2012 10:12 AM #7
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Nick ~ Most people do not do a Radon test in our area but I do suggest them.  Did you know anyone can go to Lowes and get a kit and preform this test themselves?  I would rather have an Home inspector do it but some like to save money.  It is most common in tightly seals basements that does not allow the home to breath.  Relatively a easy fix with remediation but I would like it done before I moved into a home.  

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Nick, great information about Radon, as it can be found anywhere!

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