Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
EPA Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon thoroughly covers all the topics home buyers and sellers need to consider regarding Radon.
The presentation gives an overview of Radon detection devices, but it doesn't cite any particular device or manufacturer.
The same goes for Radon-reduction systems. A handy diagram shows a home Radon mitigation system that the EPA recommends.
Radon-resistant construction features are presented.
The guide tells how to interpret test results, when to test and how.
A helpful Radon Testing Checklist is included.
EPA lists Toll-free numbers for more information.
Quick but effective short-term tests for radon are recommended for home buyers and sellers, as part of the purchase process.
Radon and smoking are covered, since there is a higher risk for cancer in smokers who may be living in homes with elevated Radon levels.
State Radon offices contact information is provided.
The explanation of sub-slab depressurization is included, and it's a highly recommended method of reducing Radon levels.
The EPA points readers to its Web site for more information.
A section of the Guide discusses why well water has a higher risk of Radon, when compared to other municipal and rural water sources.
The Guide is the most extensive introduction to Radon we have reviewed. If you haven't read the prior pages of this review, just click on one of the navigation links below.
Find out if you have Radon...
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Home Air Quality Monitors
A Radon detector is only one home monitor that you can use to check the indoor air quality of your home at Lake Tahoe and beyond. Here's a handy link to home air quality monitors and other air quality products.