Here are common Myths About Radon.....
- Myth: Short term tests are not sufficient for making a decision whether or not to fix your home.
Fact: Short term tests can be used to decide whether or not to fix your home, provided the test were done according to the EPAâ€™s testing protocol. However, your radon levels may vary slightly at different times of the year. Winter time can produce higher rates than summer, because your house it kept closed more of the time.
- Myth: Radon affects only certain types of homes.
Fact: Radon can be a problem in any type of home: new or old, with or without a basement, drafty or insulated. The presence of small deposits of uranium in the soil is the largest factor that affects radon levels in your home. Some newer homes may be built with passive radon resistant features but even these homes should be tested to see if the system should be activated
- Myth: A neighbors test result is a good indication of radon levels in your home.
Fact: Radon levels can vary greatly from house to house. The only way to know if you have high levels of radon in your home is to test.
- Myth: Homes with radon problems cannot be fixed or are very expensive to fix.
Fact: Fixing radon may be cheaper and easier than you may think. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been fix and the process typically only takes a day to complete.
- Myth: It is difficult to sell a home where high levels of radon have been found.
- Fact: Where radon problems have been fixed, home sales have not been blocked or delayed. The added feature of a radon reduction system is often a good selling feature.