How Does Radon Affect a Home’s Value?
If a home has very high levels of radon and no radon mitigation system in place, the cost of installing system may be asked of the sellers, money out of pocket is the same as accepting a lower offer sometimes.
The perceived value of a home can potentially decrease if radon levels are high and not addressed. Not only because of the cost of installing a mitigation system, but that the house may be considered unsafe.
However, radon can also increase the value of a home. Not by having it of course, but since radon safety is becoming more well known, a radon mitigation systems already installed may help relieve the stress of the potential risk of unsafe levels.
What Are The Benefits Of Radon Testing?
The biggest benefit of radon testing is safety. Radon is a chief cause of lung cancer, causing more than 21,000 cases according to the EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes.
Radon testing also helps you determine how you can solve this problem, and take steps to remedy high radon levels, like install a radon reduction system. Radon can often be drawn away from the home using an exhaust system, or by installing high-density plastic sheeting that makes it difficult for the gas to pass through the foundation and crawlspaces.