Is Radon Gas A Problem In Your Home?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Is Radon Gas A Problem In Your Home?

Radon Gas.... you can't see it.... you can't smell it....you can't taste it....  

But is it problem in your home?  The experts say the only way to tell is to test!

According to the Surgeon General...  radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today!   Only smoking, he says, causes more lung cancer deaths.

So what is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas.  It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in the ground.   Found all over....It can move up through the ground and seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation.   Then your home can trap the gas inside where it can build up.   It can happen in any building, but the greatest concern for exposure is in your home where  you spend the most time.

Testing.

Because it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, the only way to know if you have excessive levels of radon in your home is to test.     Testing is inexpensive and easy.   There are different methods, some as simple as placing a charcoal canister in your home for a couple of days.

What if you have a problem?

Virtually every home has some degree of Radon. The EPA has acceptable levels, and action levels... If your home tests above the acceptable levels, you may be able to bring the level down by sealing the cracks and or holes in the foundation..but, more than likely you will want to install a mitigation system.   Simple enough and inexpensive (relatively speaking).....There are many companies around that will do just that and will guarantee to get that count down to acceptable levels.

follow this link to find out more.....       http://www.epa.gov/radon/

 
 
 
 
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Comments (11)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

A good post to remind folks that radon is the 2d leading cause of lung cancer.  It is somethink to take into account when purchasing a home.

Nov 09, 2012 10:20 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Great post! This is a hot topic more and more ...I suggested it ....hope it gets featured! It's easy to test for and easy to mitigate if needed ....cost to mitigate has come way down also. Have a great night! Rob
Nov 09, 2012 10:22 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I also suggested Carol Ann...it is simple to test for, and should be, at the homeowners earliest convenience.

Nov 09, 2012 10:34 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Great Post!  I can't believe how much radon and radon testing is coming into play now that consumers (including us real estate professionals) are becoming educated.  We had a great class on it here and it really opened my eyes....

Nov 09, 2012 10:56 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Carol Ann, Great information and post, I have seen radon from NJ to FL!  Hope you get a reature, I will suggest as well!

Nov 09, 2012 11:01 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Joan.  It is hard to believe isn't it?   Thanks.

Nov 09, 2012 10:02 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Rob.  Thank you.   Yes, so easy to get rid of it you know it's there.  

 

 

Nov 09, 2012 10:02 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Anita.  Agree 100%  Thanks! 

Nov 09, 2012 10:03 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Brenda.   We always test for it with a home inspection.    Why not?   Inexpensive and easy to fix!

Nov 09, 2012 10:04 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Christine.  Thank you.   I hear you are selling Naples up!  

Nov 09, 2012 10:05 PM
Anonymous
Vince Palmieri

Never heard of it before moving to MI. Then I thought it was a Michigan thing. I was talking to someone that was seemed pretty knowledgable about a month ago. Always good to get educated, thanks!

Nov 09, 2012 10:49 PM
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