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Dealing With Radon When You’re Selling Your Home

5 September 2013

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Selling a home is rarely an easy task, houses are a big investment and people want to be sure they’re buying a property that they can be happy in for years to come and that won’t end up being a “money drain” when unexpected problems crop up. Anything you can do to enhance your property will work in your favour when potential buyers come looking; we all know the importance of creating a clean and pristine environment when viewers cast their eye over our kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms but there are other factors to consider when it comes to preparing your property and helping it sell.

Why Radon Testing Matters

We’re all becoming more aware of the realities and dangers of radon gas; as the second leading cause of lung cancer it is imperative we carry out radon testing in our homes and offices to protect ourselves. Although more common in some parts of the country, as radon is naturally occurring it can be found in all areas of the UK. Radon testing is the only means with which you (and your potential buyers) can be sure of the levels of radon within your property. The best advice is to undertake radon testing in all households, whether you are selling or not.

Why Radon Testing Is A Valuable Selling Point

Potential buyers may not ask you about your home’s radon levels but if you are armed with accurate information you can give them reassurance that there is nothing to worry about. More and more often, however, buyers are being alerted to the potential of a property being affected by radon in their surveyors’ and solicitors’ reports, that will detail whether the property is located in a radon ‘affected area’.

Radon testing can take as little as 10 days and if this identifies levels above the ‘action level’ of 200 Bq/m3 there are mitigation techniques that can be used to successfully bring them down.
Being able to prove your home’s radon levels are below the recommended maximum concentrations lets any potential buyers know you take home health seriously, it increases buyer confidence in you and can set your property apart from households that haven’t taken the same precautions.

Here at PropertECO we supply both 10 day and 3 month radon detectors as well as offering radon mitigation techniques, including radon sump and positive pressurisation installations.. For more information on the importance of radon testing call 01225 787 929 to speak to an expert member of our team.

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