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Radon Awareness: Prioritizing Health and Security in Homebuying

As a homebuyer, you want to ensure that the home you’re buying is safe and healthy for you and your family. One major health concern that many people overlook is radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can seep into your home through cracks in the foundation or walls. It’s a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of radium in soil, rock, and water.

Radon can cause serious health problems if it’s not detected and mitigated. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and it’s responsible for about 21,000 deaths each year. That’s why it’s important to have a radon inspection when buying a home.

A radon inspection involves testing the air in the home for elevated levels of radon. The test is typically conducted using a small device that’s placed in the lowest livable level of the home for at least 48 hours. The device measures the concentration of radon in the air and provides a report of the results.

If the radon levels are high, it’s important to have a radon mitigation system installed. The system typically involves a vent pipe that’s installed in the foundation of the home, which allows the radon to be vented outside. The cost of a radon mitigation system can vary depending on the size of the home and the severity of the radon levels, but it’s typically a fairly simple and affordable process.

At BOLD Real Estate, we understand the importance of a radon inspection when buying a home. That’s why we always recommend that our clients have a radon inspection as part of their home inspection process. Our team can help you find a qualified inspector and guide you through the radon mitigation process if needed. It’s not as scary as you may think!

When it comes to your health and safety, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Don’t overlook the importance of a radon inspection when buying a home.

Contact Seth Gold at BOLD Real Estate today to learn more about the importance of radon inspections and how he can help you find a safe and healthy home for you and your family. Call 919.442.8257 to get connected!


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