When you buy a home, you want to make sure that it’s a safe and happy environment for you and your family to live in. This is why we get houses inspected and certified before we put offers down on them, and why we like to know what’s in the surrounding environment as we tour the home. Surely if there was lead in the water, radon in the air, or asbestos in the walls you’d want to know about it, wouldn’t you?
Unfortunately, radon is off many people’s radar when it comes to buying and maintaining a home. Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. By testing your home for radon, you’re not only protecting the health of yourself and your family, but you’re getting a load of other benefits as well.
You Won’t Be Held Liable for Damages Someone May Suffer
If you want to, you can think of radon gas testing services as an insurance product for the health and safety of everyone who enters your home. In the same way that you’d purchase umbrella insurance to make sure that anyone who tripped and fell on your property couldn’t sue you into oblivion, you’d also want to make sure that if someone got sick from radon on your property that you wouldn’t be liable for damages because it’s being mitigated. This is especially important if you have rental properties that you don’t live in, but technically own. Anyone who spends a lot of time in a property with radon levels that are too high can develop health issues, which is why it’s so important to contact radon mitigation companies to fix this earlier instead of later.
Preserve the Value of Your Home
If the radon levels in your home get too high and haven’t been mitigated against, it can lower the value of your home. Although radon exposure is cumulative and occurs over long periods of time, we still don’t know how long exposure of radon affects walls, crawl spaces, and other parts of a home where radon is present. In order to fully mitigate against long-term radon exposure and damage, radon mitigation companies might even suggest redoing your basement or other areas of high exposure while installing a mitigation system. Instead of having to spend all that money after a long period of time, it’s probably better to contact radon mitigation companies in your area right now and deal with it before it becomes a larger problem.
Pets Can’t Tell You What’s Wrong
Pets, small children, and others who spend a lot of time in the basement or crawl spaces where radon tends to accumulate may get significantly more exposure than adults in the household. Unfortunately, they also have the most fragile lungs out of any in that group and can’t tell us what’s wrong if something starts to go astray. Instead of waiting for bad news from the vet or doctor’s office about possible radon exposure, it’s better to be proactive about these things and call any number of radon mitigation companies around you to mitigate against it instead.
Mitigate, Before It’s Too Late
When you choose to call any of the radon mitigation companies around you, you’re being a proactive homeowner who truly cares about the safety and health of their family. Not only do you realize that pets and small children won’t be able to tell you if something has gone astray, but they’re the population that is more likely to be exposed to the main sources of radon in your household. Having excessive radon levels can stop a real estate transaction in its tracks, and may even lower the value of your home in the eyes of buyers. While it can be mitigated against, it has a similar psychological effect as telling someone that there is lead in the water or asbestos in the walls. Instead of having to deal with these detrimental effects all at once, it’s best to mitigate against them now by calling Affordable Radon, LLC to make sure that your home is free of radon today!