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Radon And Real Estate In Bloomfield Michigan
Radon mitigation is an important consideration when buying or selling a house in Bloomfield, Michigan. While everyone involved is concerned in making the house sale as trouble-free as possible, the safety of the people who will be living in the house after it is sold must also be taken into account. Radon gas is considered to be a Class A carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); it is a by-product of ancient deposits of uranium in the soil and rock. This radioactive gas can cause lung cancer – an average of 21,000 people die from radon-caused lung cancer in the United States each year – but not everyone who breathes radon gas comes down with the disease. Even so, radon mitigation is always a good idea to help make a house in Bloomfield, Michigan safer for its occupants. The EPA, the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) all strongly recommend that checking for radon and having radon mitigation be a part of any real estate transaction.
Do Not Just Test Older Homes For Radon, New Homes Are at Risk
A house doesn’t have to be old and drafty or include a basement to test for high levels of radon gas. The gas can seep in through tiny spaces in the foundation, crawl spaces and the sump pump well. Even new houses can have radon gas above safe levels. When gas levels build up to dangerous levels, radon mitigation can help bring these levels down.
Radon gas levels have been mapped across the United States to determine which areas have high levels. The average level in single-family detached houses is 1.3 pCi/L (picocuries per liter), but Oakland County, where Bloomfield, Michigan is located, is part of a zone in southeastern Michigan with higher than average levels of radon. Bloomfield, Michigan, in fact, is considered to be a Zone 1 (highest potential) area. Of all samples taken in the county, 36% tested above the radon level of 4 pCi/L, a level that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers to be high enough to cause concern. Not all houses in the Bloomfield, Michigan area will have such high levels, but radon testing and, if necessary, radon mitigation should definitely be done!
Install a Radon Mitigation System Today
We can provide fast, accurate radon testing for houses on the market in Bloomfield, Michigan. If there is a problem, don’t worry; we can install a radon mitigation system that will reduce the radon gas to safe levels. A test that shows high levels does not have to mean that the house sale cannot go through. Since radon is part of the soil and rock in the Bloomfield, Michigan area, other houses in the area could very well also have elevated radon levels.
Be concerned, be safe, but don’t let the subject of radon levels panic you. Call us and we can test for radon and, when necessary, install a mitigation system that will lower the levels.
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