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Why Radon Mitigation Should Be a Priority for New Homeowners


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Why Radon Mitigation Should Be a Priority for New Homeowners 


Purchasing a new home can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it is important to remember that with new homeownership comes a great deal of responsibility. One of the most important things new homeowners need to consider is the presence of radon gas in their new home. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, if it is not properly mitigated. Here's why radon mitigation should be a priority for new homeowners. 


1. Radon is a silent and invisible threat to anyone. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon, so the only way to know if it is present in your home is to have your home tested. In fact, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends that all homeowners test their homes for radon at least once every two years. If you are buying a new home, it is especially important to have it tested for radon before you move in. 


2. New homeowners need to be aware that radon is present globally, and every home has some level of radon. Even if your home is brand new, it can still have high levels of radon due to the way it was constructed or where it was built. In fact, some newer homes can be more prone to radon issues because they are more energy-efficient and have better insulation, which can trap radon gas inside. 


3. Radon mitigation is a simple and cost-effective process that can provide peace of mind and protect your family's health. This usually starts with a simple radon test. National Radon Defense Dealers are certified to install a mitigation system that will reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. In most cases, the average cost of a radon mitigation system can sometimes be negotiated or enrolled in financing, which is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe and healthy. 


Radon mitigation should be a top priority for new homeowners. By having your home tested for radon and installing your own mitigation system, you can already protect your family's health and ensure that your new home has healthier indoor air quality.