All homes in Minnesota should be tested for radon. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of cancer in America. http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html You cannot see it, smell it or taste it, but it can be a problem in your home.
In 2007 the State of Minnesota adopted a code that required all new construction homes be provided with a passive radon reduction system. If levels of radon are found to be above the EPA recommendations, a passive system can be made “active” and can be very effective by simply adding a fan.
If you are a buyer of an existing home that was built prior to 2007, you should have the radon levels tested. If levels are found to be above the EPA recommendations you may have an opportunity to ask the seller to pick up the cost of a radon mitigation system.
No matter when your home was built – if you are not sure about radon, the safest bet is to test for it. We recommend that every home be inspected for radon.
Don’t take a risk by purchasing your home without radon testing! We can test your home for radon levels during your home inspection.