Key Information about Radon for Home Sellers

Key Information about Radon for Home Sellers


Evict Radon is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public research to solve 
Canada’s large and worsening radon-gas exposure problem. 
Evict Radon embraces research strategies across disciplines to gain the knowledge necessary to reduce the future burden of radon-induced lung cancer, and:
    1. Understand which types of properties produce a high or low radon environment and why.
    2. Identify who in society are the most at risk of high radon exposure.
    3. Make meaningful changes to policy to engineer high radon out of our future buildings.

A radon mitigated property is the healthiest home you can buy.

As high radon is so easily fixable, it is unlikely to be a deciding factor for clients looking for their dream home.
The only way to reliably test for radon gas is to test for a minimum of 3 months up to a year.
High radon is extremely unlikely to devalue a home for sale, as it is solved so easily and quickly.
Adding a mitigation system to lower the home’s radon is a selling feature and is likely to attract future buyers.
Short-term tests are unreliable and may give a falsely high or low reading. Therefore, we advise that radon tests not occur during the short period of a real estate transaction.
The only way to reliably test for radon gas is to test for a minimum of 3 months up to a year.
If you are planning to renovate your new home, you should wait until after all the work is complete to radon test.
If you are purchasing to rent out a property, be aware that you are obligated by law in certain provinces to ensure low radon to protect tenant health.
Some buyers may want to know about radon levels before purchasing a home, and having this information available may be important for you to sell successfully.
Radon mitigation typically takes 1-2 days and minor renovation costs performed by a C-NRPP certified professional.
After moving into your new home, it is essential to do a long-term radon test to know what your radon levels are.
Most new Canadian homes (built after 2016) have radon mitigation portals roughed into the foundation – but require a C-NRPP professional to install the rest of the system to become active. 

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