Radon is for real! You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but the Surgeon General has warned that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Due to the “stack effect”, it is drawn into your house through cracks in the foundation and other openings. Because of the amount of time we spend in our homes, radon is a critical concern.
WHY Worry About Radon in MY House?
Elevated levels of radon have been found in every state and in all types of homes – old and new. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that ALL home buyers test for radon; accurate testing is the only way to determine if you and your family are at risk from radon. Homes with high levels can easily be fixed.
HOW Can Radon Cost Me?
Elevated radon levels are easily and inexpensively fixed by an EPA or state qualified contractor. Although, the cost may vary depending on the size and design of the home, it generally runs $1000 to $2000. Radon testing is becoming more routine in real estate transactions as disclosure of EPA’s test recommendation becomes more widespread. Already, most corporate relocation services require that the seller assume all responsibility for radon testing and remediation Home buyers who do not address this issue now may be forced to deal with it when they become home sellers. Increasingly, knowledgeable buyers are asking for a radon inspection and remediation clause in the sales contract. Because every buyer will one day be a seller, conscientious Realtors recognize that radon testing is in everyone’s best interest.
WHO Can Test the House That I Want to Buy?
An inspector who is licensed and trained to use the Radalink Radon Telemonitor: …because: Radalink’s precision electronics produce results with integrity. Home buyers can trust the Radalink test report – and that means a real estate deal that you can live with. Unlike unreliable, less sophisticated tin can test devices, the Telemonitor records hourly readings during a 48-hour test period. Its multiple tamper detection features help inspection professionals ensure that the EPA’s Radon Measurement Protocol is properly followed. Collected test information is transmitted to a central analysis facility where a detailed report is rapidly processed and faxed to both the inspector and the buyer. Operator error is virtually eliminated. Best of all, the Radalink Radon test helps ensure a healthy home and a surprise-free sale in the future.
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The Radalink Radon TeleMonitor The TeleMonitor is a precise, continuous-read electronic instrument that produces speedy test results that you can trust. Radalink protects all parties to the transaction – Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Agents. High-tech Confidence Accurate, sophisticated technology eliminates the high and low bias of most passive devices. Hourly readings and tamper deterrents eliminate false accusations of Realtor interference that can easily occur with canister tests. Immediate Test Report The inspector automatically transmits collected data to Radalink’s central analysis facility via the TeleMonitor’s built-in modem. A complete, personalized test report is faxed to both the inspector and the buyer or agent within the hour. No postponing closing dates because of delayed test results. Insist on the Radalink Radon TeleMonitor! To learn more about Radalink’s TeleMonitors go to www.radalink.com!