We know that buying or selling a home is a stressful time where you need to be mindful of so many factors. But, perhaps one of the most important – that is left off most people’s checklist – is radon. Homeowners looking for a quick sale and buyers wanting a safe house should both consider the importance of a radon inspection. And, if the test finds that the levels are high, don’t panic. It doesn’t have to be a deal breaker for either party. The buyer and the seller can work together to ensure the home is safe for all involved.
There are even some federally insured mortgage programs, such as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that strongly urge that radon tests and radon mitigation are done before a house with their mortgage guarantee is bought or sold. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) all strongly recommend checking for radon and having radon mitigation done before a sale. Most states do not require – but strongly suggest – that radon testing and mitigation be a part of any real estate transaction. With so much interest in radon, and with so much at risk in terms of your family’s health and financial investment, radon testing and mitigation should not only be on your list, it should be at the top of your list.
If you are planning to sell your home, call Radon Systems of Indiana to provide speedy, precise radon testing. More likely than not, the levels will be within the EPA guidelines. But, if high levels are found, fear not, we can install a radon mitigation system that will resolve the issue and give your house a passing score from any home inspector. Showing a prospective home buyer that you have taken the time to test for radon and have taken the necessary steps for mitigation is a positive selling point.
If you are a buyer and find the house of your dreams, we can test for radon before you close the deal. If we find elevated levels of radon, you don’t have to keep looking. Call us. We can install a mitigation system in the house and keep your dreams intact.
The most important thing to remember, is to make radon testing a part of any real estate transaction.
Call Radon Systems of Indiana at 812.842.0728 to learn more today!