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When Should I Test For Radon?

Elevated radon levels are found in 40% of homes in Minnesota. Fortunately, radon risk is largely preventable through testing and, if necessary, installing a basement radon mitigation system. With more people working from home, it’s important to test for radon because it’s the only way to know if radon levels are at or above safe levels.

Many people think if they test once they don’t need to test again, or if their neighbor’s radon level is low, they don’t need to test. Even if the initial test shows the radon level is low, it’s a good idea to retest at least every five years because levels may change. Homes with mitigation systems should also be re-tested every two years. Even new homes built with radon resistant features can still have elevated radon and should be tested.

You may ask yourself…“Should I buy a house with a radon mitigation system?” Sellers must disclose any prior radon testing and provide a two-page publication to buyers under state law. Radon tests should be incorporated into a home inspection.

Standard Water Control is a licensed Radon Mitigator. We will happily supply you with a free test for your home. Contact us today to get yours.

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