Real Estate Agent with Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois

I tell my Buyers all the time FEAR can take you on a journey you may never travel. FEAR can be a debilitating emotion with enough power to block out Rational-Thinking.


When FEAR primarily motivates decision making when purchasing a home, it will block a Buyer from properly resourcing themselves to resolve their fears.


Case in point is how FEAR can immediately associate the Big “C” for CANCER with a home with a RADON MITIGATION SYSTEM.


I have taken the liberty of researching the benefits of a home with a Radon Mitigation System.  In addition, I have included hotlines to call, email to further inquiry, and the links to the full research I have done.


The following information is the courtesy of …

National Radon Program Services by Cooperative Agreement between the US EPA and Kansas State University, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300 - Manhattan, KS 66502 | 1-800-SOS-RADON (767-7236) radon@ksu.edu


“What is Radon?”

“Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. It can be found in all 50 states. Testing for it is the only way of telling how much is present.”


“What are the benefits of radon mitigation?”

“The primary benefit is reducing the risk of developing lung cancer.  Standard radon reduction systems are usually effective within 24 hours and maintain low levels as long as the fan is operating.  Another potential benefit of these systems is reduced infiltration of moist soil air with the radon, which may reduce the humidity level in the basement of the home.  Homeowners should consider correcting a radon problem before making final preparations to sell a home.  This often provides more time to address the problem and find the most cost-effective solution.  In addition, the current occupants--not just the buyer's occupants--will reap the benefit of reduced risk.”


Call Us

  • National Radon Hotline: Purchase radon test kits by phone. 1 (800) SOS-RADON (767-7236)  

  • National Radon Helpline: Get live help for your radon questions. 1 (800) 55-RADON (557-2366)  

  • National Radon Fix-It Line: For general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home. 1 (800) 644-6999  

  • Living Healthy and Green Hotline 1 (866) 730-4733


    Below, are helpful links for added information …




    Hopefully, this rational resourcing will help Buyers when they notice under the equipment section of a listing Radon Mitigation system.  



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James Dray
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Morning Dale.

Radon tests are required in my area.  To date I have never heard of a sale being terminated because of the results.  

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