We use a continuous radon Monitor for all real estate transactions.
So whether you have an old home or a new one radon is a reality. But it is a reality that we can live with. Proper testing and mitigation, can eliminate radon as a health threat. For more information, visit the IEMA web site on radon at http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/radon.htm
Recommendations for Real Estate Transactions
IEMA strongly recommends ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and mitigated if radon levels are equal to or greater than 4.0 picacurie per liter [pCi/L] are found.
It is not in the best interest of the buyer or seller to rely on a radon measurement performed by anyone other than an Illinois licensed Radon Measurement Professional or Technician.
Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions In Illinois
Because of the unique nature of real estate transactions, involving multiple parties and financial interests, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) designed special protocols for radon testing in real estate transactions.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)-Division of Nuclear Safety has adapted these protocols to conform with its radon regulations.
The short-term radon test must run for a minim of 48 hours and will last between two and 7 days.
For your convenience you can Order Your Radon Test On Line.