Buying or Selling a Home – The Four Things You Need to Know About Radon

Whether you’re buying or selling your primary home, or taking advantage of real estate investment opportunities, right now we are experiencing a competitive, hot market. To better position your property for sale, or to make an educated investment in a new (or new-to-you) property, doing your homework on radon – and how it may impact your transaction – is a good idea.

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended action plans for both buyers and sellers. This month, as the seasonal real estate market heats up, Certified Radon is sharing the top four EPA recommendations when it comes to buying or selling a home:

  1. If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.
  2. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
  3. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced.
  4. Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

For more detailed information on radon testing and real estate transactions, you many download the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon. Helping our customers and community stay informed on the facts about radon is important to all of us here at Certified Radon. We’re here to help and happy to answer any questions. Give us a call at 816.587.3500 or visit us at for more information.

Travis Siegfried