Today we are going to chat about what thing looks scary on an inspection report but isn't! When you are going through the inspection process, it can feel overwhelming. There is one item that most folks shake in their shoes when mentioned...
Radon. It is a scary word, and yet no one knows what it is. It is a gas that you cannot see, smell or taste and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. So yeah, radon is a big deal. When you are in the process of purchasing a home, getting a radon test is money well spent. The test can range from $120-$150. The EPA says that anything over 4 pCi/L needs mitigation. The million-dollar question is, what does it look like to get radon mitigated?
Thankfully it is a relatively straightforward process! The mitigation system is a large tube that goes down to the lowest part of the home. There, a tiny fan pumps the gas from the lowest spot (gases like to settle low) and releases it outside. The small fan runs 24/7 to ensure your home will be gas-free. The mitigation cost can be between $1000-$1500 so not terrible in the big scheme of things! When you have high levels of radon, don't fret, the solution is easier than you think!
The most important thing to do is to chat through your options and understand the outcome. Radon can be scary, but thankfully, it's an easy fix!