FAQs2021-04-26T17:24:15-04:00
Can vacant houses be tested for radon?2019-12-04T16:37:38-05:00

Yes. Radon levels in a home, under typical operating conditions, will commonly reach a steady state with mild fluctuations about 12 hours after the house is closed up. Vacant houses will experience factors that may drive radon levels to lower or higher than normal averages, but the effect cannot be predicted. If the house is opened up for ventilation purposes prior to the test, it should then be closed up and a test started no sooner than 12 hours later. If short-term radon testing is being used, then the house has to be kept closed except for normal entry and exit, as if it were the winter heating season. It is recommended that the home’s heating and cooling system be operated normally for the season. If the average indoor level is 4 pCi/L, then it is expected that the radon level will be near to that average after 12 hours of a house being closed.

I’m selling a house. Should I have it tested for radon?2019-12-04T16:37:14-05:00

The homeowner of a house can test their home prior to listing the home for sale. If the homeowner does perform a radon test, most if not all states will require that the test result be disclosed on the whole house disclosure form you will fill out with your realtor. If the initial test by the homeowner comes back less than 4 pCi/L, potential buyers may still request an additional radon test as part of their home inspection. If an initial radon test by the homeowner is 4 pCi/L or greater, the issue will need to be addressed in the real estate transaction. A buyer may want to have a confirmatory test conducted. With an average radon level of 4 pCi/L or greater, it is recommended that a radon mitigation system be installed prior to placing the house on the market, to bring the radon level to less than 4 pCi/L.

I’m buying a house. Should I have it tested for radon?2019-12-04T16:36:57-05:00

The EPA recommends that all houses, regardless of what radon zone the house is located in, be tested for radon during point of sale. The most common procedure for radon testing during real estate transactions is for the potential buyer to request the radon test as part of the overall home inspection. The radon test is generally a separate service and must be requested. If the radon test is 4 pCi/L or greater, the EPA recommends the potential buyer negotiate with the seller to have a radon mitigation system installed with the stated goal of bringing the radon level in the home below 4 pCi/L.

Is Radon Delete a Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor?2019-12-19T13:14:36-05:00

Yes, Radon Delete is a Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor.

Radon Delete is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Radon Delete’s Radon specialists use only Continuous Air Monitors to accurately test Radon Levels in your home. We stand behind our work and include a 5 Year Warranty on all Radon Mitigation Systems.

We guarantee indoor Radon levels at or below 4 pCi/L. Our Radon mitigation systems can decrease radon levels in your house by as much as 99 percent.

How Does Radon Get into a House?2019-12-19T13:16:10-05:00

There are many ways Radon can get into your house including drains, sump pumps, basement floor cracks, basement wall cracks construction joints, loose pipe fittings and exposed soil. Radon might also enter the air of a home from well water.

Because radon is a gas, it can easily spread from the ground into the air in a home. The main method in which radon enters a home is through the basement floor including crawl spaces.

Can Radon Cause Lung Cancer?2019-12-19T13:17:00-05:00

Yes. The EPA estimates that over 20,000 preventable deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to exposure to radon decay products. That is twice the amount of drunk driving fatalities each year.

Alpha particles released by radon decay products are the main driver in damage to healthy lung tissue. Smoking combined with radon exposure is especially risky.

What Is Radon?2019-12-04T15:31:59-05:00

You can’t see, smell, or taste radon. However, it still might be an issue inside your house. Radon is a gas atom, and it features a half-life of only about 4 days. Radon gas is completely natural and it forms during the decay of uranium-238, an element that is naturally present in our soil.

The seller of the house I want to buy disclosed a radon level of 2. Should this be a deterrent to buying?2019-11-14T15:29:28-05:00

This level should not be a deterrent to buying a home. In fact, any level should not be a deterrent to buying a home because radon can almost always be reduced in a home, and to levels below the EPA guideline of 4. Many times post mitigation tests are in the range of 1-3. The level of 2 would be a very good result for a home that had a mitigation system installed to reduce the level from a much higher number. As long as the issue is resolved in the real estate transaction, the radon level should not be a deterrent to buying any home. Achieving lower radon levels when the starting concentration is between 2 to 4 is not likely to be something a radon contractor would guarantee under typical conditions for a set price.

What information is available regarding radon and real estate transactions?2019-11-14T15:27:40-05:00

The EPA publication Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon details several aspects related to radon testing during real estate transactions. You can find information on radon, the protocols for radon testing during real estate transactions, and guidance as to how to interpret your radon test results.

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Brenda M., Lexington, KY

I cannot speak more highly of Wilson and his team. I had a difficult situation with a large crawl and I wanted only one system. Other radon companies kept saying I needed two systems. Wilson and his crew made it work. I went from radon levels of upper 40s to 0.5. I had about 5 companies come through and Wilson and Radon Delete with his HVAC experience and mechanical design training were far and away the most qualified!

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Branden R., Lexington, KY

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Scott and Michelle P., Lexington, KY

Radon Delete was fabulous! Wilson communicated frequently and professionally, and was upfront about costs and expectations. The staff did a great job of mitigating radon in our home with a clean, effective solution which matches the aesthetic of our house. Thank you!

Mia C., Lexington, KY

Wilson, Nathan and Nick did a phenomenal job. Knowledgeable, capable, and talented in all aspects of the job and were truly a pleasure to work with.

Evan S., Lexington, KY

Couldn’t be happier with the installation of our radon mitigation system. Thanks Wilson! I highly recommend them.

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