Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - January is Radon Awareness Month - What you Need to Know

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January is Radon Awareness Month - What you Need to Know
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the ground into your home. You cannot see, smell or taste it, but may still be there. And the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
Radon can be found anywhere and comes from the radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can be detected in any type of building - homes, offices, and schools.
To be sure you do not have radon in your home, testing is the only way to know you are/or not at risk. Testing can be done two ways - short-term testing - with a charcoal canister in your basement for 2 days, and then sent away to the lab for your results. There are many inspectors that have EPA-approved radon testing equipment which remains in the home for 2 days and you will get reading by the hour for the days set up.
If you find radon in a community in which you need HOA approval (attached properties), you may want to get information prior to inspection as to the process. Many HOA boards say they need 30 days to review the plans, which delays closings.
It is found nearly one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Acceptable levels in the United States must register below 4 pCi/L which is 4 picocuries per liter.
Radon can be mitigated and guaranteed you will not have radon in your home. There are many companies EPA approved that will put the system in property and offer a 10-25 year guarantee.
It is Radon Safety Month, and time to share this information again!
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*original article by Joan Cox on ActiveRain

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Comments (4)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jan 17, 2022 07:13 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Jan 18, 2022 05:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Norma... I also post on this topic every year... radon is truly the silent killer and too many people don't know enough about it.

Jan 17, 2022 08:29 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker it is so important to know about and I was please to find out there was a month dedicated to awareness.  Have a fabulous day!

Jan 18, 2022 05:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Norma and this is so important for people to have done in their home whether they are just buying a home or been in a home for a long time.


Jan 17, 2022 10:41 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Will Hamm yes I agree and apparently here in TN it is very come so we encourage everyone to get tested.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jan 18, 2022 05:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, I did one of these posts last week - good to get the word out.   Radon kills.

Jan 17, 2022 12:55 PM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox I did "borrow" this article from you and tagged you in the post because it was so well written.  Thanks so much for sharing!  Have a wonderful day!

Jan 18, 2022 05:29 AM