Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. Ohio Radon Services LLC, offers radon testing starting at $125. We will set up a CRM (continuous radon monitor) in your home and pick up the device no less than 52 hours later. We only use top of the line equipment that is calibrated regularly and approved for real estate transactions by the Ohio Department of Health.
The amount of radon in the air is measured in “picocuries per liter of air,” or “pCi/L.” There are many kinds of low-cost “do it yourself” radon test kits you can get through the mail and in some hardware stores and other retail outlets. Free radon test kits are available for Ohio homeowners. To register for a test kit, go to: www.ohio.radon.com.
A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon, contains basic information about Radon in the home, how to test and read the results.
Buying or selling a home?
If You Are Buying a Home... EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you consider buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for any information they have about the system. If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the house tested. If you are having a new home built, there are features that can be incorporated into your home during construction to reduce radon levels.
If You Are Selling a Home... EPA recommends that you test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary, lower your radon levels. Save the test results and all information you have about steps that were taken to fix any problems. This could be a positive selling point.
The Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon, answers important questions about radon and lung cancer risk. It also answers questions about testing and fixing for anyone buying or selling a home.