HUD radon testing - Radon testing and mitigation have been a major priority for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2013. Utah Radon Services specializes in radon testing and mitigation for multifamily structures and HUD multifamily buildings. We understand the unique testing requirements and specifications for HUD/FHA, Freddie, and Fannie Mae loans and more.
HUD radon testing for multifamily buildings (such as apartments or healthcare facilities) requires special care and protocol to make sure the radon levels are tested for and documented correctly. We have vast experience in radon testing and mitigation for large and small multifamily buildings and provide free radon mitigation bids for HUD multifamily units in Utah.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 20,000 people die from radon-induced lung cancer each year. Because radon is an invisible, odorless gas, it is impossible to detect without a radon test.
In 2013, HUD issued a policy designed to reduce the number of radon-induced lung cancer deaths in the United States. It requires all multifamily homes, as well as most homes with FHA loans, to be tested for radon (and mitigated if the level is above 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L)).
HUD requires a radon inspection report for:
The radon inspection report must be prepared by a radon professional with certification from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST NRPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) and the applicable state licenses.
In 2021, HUD released new radon testing/mitigation standards for all new loan applications and other transactional requests for existing Section 232 projects for residential care/assisted living facilities. Similar to the requirements for multifamily homes and most FHA-insured construction, these new 232 Lean requirements state that a radon report signed by an AARST- or NRSB-certified radon professional must be provided (barring a few exceptions). Two years later, a new set of standards was released. These standards are largely the same as the 2021 standards but consolidate the ANSI/AARST MAMF and MALB into a single publication called the MA-MFLB. MA-MFLB is the current standard for 2023 forward.
Tenants, landlords, construction companies, and buyers of FHA-insured new construction should always test for radon in their buildings. Our certified employees can perform radon testing and mitigation to ensure your building’s environment is healthy. If you have any questions about HUD and radon, please get in touch with us at 801-871-0715.