Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
Hiring a Contractor
This page is part of our series reviewing the EPA Guide to Radon, and sharing our experiences in the Lake Tahoe area and beyond. We found the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon to be a very helpful introduction to Radon detection and Radon mitigation. Although the guide does not specifically cover Tahoe area topics, beyond that the area is a high Radon region, we add Tahoe related information in our review pages.
Selecting a Radon-Reduction Radon-Mitigation Contractor at Lake Tahoe
Something very helpful for homeowners who want to get Radon systems in the Lake Tahoe area is that both California and Nevada require License and Certification of Radon Contractors. This means you can check the list of licensed and certified contractors, to select a qualified professional to do the work.
In California, you can lookup contractors who hold either a B, C-20, C-36 or D-64 license, and are certified as a mitigation provider by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
In Nevada, lookup contractors holding the C-1 license, and certification as a mitigation provider by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
The EPA says the recommended process involves...
- Review Radon measurement results before beginning any work
- Get a written proposal and a design from your selected contractor
- Install the system according to EPA standardor state and local codes
- Test again after the work has been completed to confirm Radon has been reduced to acceptable levels
This series is provided to inform about Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond. On each page, you can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.
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