FAQ About Radon Testing
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about radon testing.
Do I need a radon test if the home has a crawlspace?
Yes! Although a crawlspace does have passive ventilation, which may reduce the risk of higher radon levels, the risk is not eliminated. So all homes, whether they have crawlspaces, basements or neither, should be tested for radon.
Do I need a radon test if the home has a mitigation system?
It depends. If the seller can provide test results revealing low radon levels within 2 years after the system was installed, you probably don’t need to test. If it has been more than 2 years since the system was installed, you should get a test to confirm that the current system is operating effectively.
What happens if the radon test shows high levels?
A radon mitigation system will need to be installed to reduce the levels. The cost can range from $1,000 to $1,300. If the home has a crawlspace, it can cost an additional $2-$3 per square foot to encapsulate the crawlspace before system installation.
The neighbor just tested for radon and the results came back low. Do I still need a test?
Yes! Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home.
How do I order a radon test?
Contact HIC today to order a test or add it to your existing inspection order.