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Buying a Home That Has Radon? What to Know about Radon Mitigation Services

So, you are in the process of buying a home. Everything is going great, except for one small issue: your potential home is reading high radon levels. All of a sudden, you might be hesitant to purchase the home until the inspector mentions that you can hire radon mitigation services. If you are unsure about moving forward, let us here at Astrid Environmental Services help explain your options when it comes to .

  • You can pass on the purchase of the home. You can pass on the contract if inspection results were a determining buying factor. However, think carefully before doing this because the presence of radon can be treated/negated with radon mitigation services. Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps up through the ground, so it doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything wrong with the home.
  • You can negotiate the radon mitigation services into the contract. Instead of deciding to just say no to the home and walk away, you can get an estimate for radon mitigation services and ask the current buyer to have the system installed before you will go through with the purchase. If they say no, then you are back to step one or moving onto the next step.
  • You can choose to pay for radon mitigation services yourself. If you choose to pay for the radon mitigation services yourself, you can ask for that amount to be taken off the purchase price of the home. The services and any applicable warranties will then be in your name and you’ll get the advantage of choosing your own company to complete the work.

Learn more about radon mitigation services here at Astrid Environmental Services today.