When you are purchasing a new home there are many factors to consider. One of those should be whether the home has a radon system or not. So here is everything you need to know about purchasing a new home with a radon system.
First, what is the purpose of a radon system? Radon mitigation is a pretty straight forward process. A fan is installed with a series of pipes that create suction and pull the gases rising from under the home and vent it above the roof. The main gas that it is trying to prevent from entering the home, is radon. A radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
When considering a real estate transaction, does a mitigation system change the value of the home? No, a radon mitigation system will not dramatically increase the value of your home. However, if the home tests high for radon it can decrease the value. A radon mitigation system is an affordable solution that can be installed quickly without stalling the sale process.
Also, it is important to note that any home can have radon no matter the age of the home or the location. If a home doesn’t have a radon system, it may not need one. The only way to determine if the home has high radon levels, is to have it tested. Radon cannot be smelled, tasted or seen. It required specialized testing. During a real estate transaction, this should be done by a professional company that can supply certified results.
When testing a home during a real estate transaction, there is a specific protocol that should be followed. Testing units should be set and then collected 48 hours later by a certified radon testing company.
Utah Radon Services offers free radon testing, has Supra Key access and will work with real estate agents to quickly test any home. Fill out the form on this page or call us at 801-871-0715 today.