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  • Writer's pictureChristopher King

Radon Gas: Why Every Home Buyer Should Test

As a home buyer, ensuring the safety and well-being of your future home is paramount. One often overlooked threat is radon gas, a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into homes and pose serious health risks. Here's why radon testing is essential before finalizing your purchase:


1. Health Concerns: Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. Testing for radon levels in your prospective home can provide peace of mind and protect your family's health.


2. Hidden Danger: Radon is naturally occurring and can enter homes through cracks in the foundation, gaps around pipes, and other openings. Without testing, you may be unaware of elevated radon levels in your home.


3. Cost-Effective Prevention: Testing for radon is a simple and cost-effective measure that can potentially save you thousands of dollars in future mitigation efforts. Identifying high radon levels early allows for timely intervention and mitigation solutions.


4. Negotiating Power: If high radon levels are detected during the home inspection process, you can use this information to negotiate with the seller for mitigation or a reduction in the home's price.


At King's Guard Home Inspections, we understand the importance of radon testing in ensuring the safety of your future home. Our experienced inspectors can conduct thorough radon testing as part of our comprehensive home inspection services in the Greater Charlotte NC & SC Area. Don't leave your family's health to chance – schedule a radon test with us today!

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