Brand new homes should be tested for radon before moving in, as part of the inspection period. Some new homes are built with radon resistant construction techniques. A radon test will identify if mitigation is required by the builder, or if additional functionality is required for pre-installed passive mitigation systems.

Any home can have elevated radon levels, and even homes next to each other can have different levels of indoor radon due to construction and geographic difference. Every home should be tested, old or new, and even if it already has a radon remediation system in place.

Brand new homes should be tested for radon before moving in, as part of the inspection period. Some new homes are built with radon resistant construction techniques. If radon levels within the house are still too high after testing

A radon test will identify if mitigation is required by the builder, or if additional functionality is required for pre-installed passive mitigation systems.

Radon testing during the inspection period before moving into a new home is recommended, as it is your only opportunity to ask the the home builder to pay for radon remediation. In many cases, if a passive radon remediation system is already in place, a fan can be added to the systems to increase the draw of soil air and radon gas from under the basement slab.

The EPA recommends that every home be tested for radon. Changes to your home such as additions, remodeling, or even a new roof or siding can change the level of radon inside your home. You can call 614-782-1705 or click the button below to schedule a radon test at your home.

Written by Warren Watkins

Warren Watkins is a Software Quality Assurance Director.

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