Radon Results: What do they mean?

You had your home tested for radon gas (that’s awesome!), and you have the radon results. Now what? Are you confused by what the test results mean? Let the Radon Diva break it down for you!

If you are buying or selling a home and the radon test results are at 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) or above, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends fixing the problem right away through mitigation. This is due to the urgency of a real estate transaction. If the radon levels are below 4.0 pCi/L, no further action is needed. Just be sure to retest the home for radon gas every two years or if any renovations or additions are made to your home.

If you are a homeowner that tested your home because you are concerned about the health of your family, here’s a testing strategy for you:

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Source: Ohio Radon Measurement Protocols

Keep in mind, it’s impossible to reduce radon levels to zero, but the best way to approach it is to try to get it down as low as possible.

If mitigation is needed, the EPA recommends a soil depressurization system with venting to the outside. Mitigation systems typically range from $800 and $1200, and the Radon Diva will recommend state-licensed radon mitigation specialists in Cincinnati, Southwestern Ohio, and Northern Kentucky.

The Radon Diva is here to walk you through the process. Give us a ring. We look forward to working with you!

 

 

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