If you’re planning on renovating your Kansas City home, make sure your family is safe with pre-renovation radon testing from certified home inspectors at Metro Property Inspection.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, “indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country.” Many home buyers are aware that is recommended that radon testing be done before purchasing a new home. If a radon problem is detected before closing, the cost of radon mitigation may be used during negotiations.
What many homeowners in Kansas City may not know, is the importance of radon testing when any structural changes have been made to the house since the last radon test. Structural changes, alterations, or changes in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system may affect radon levels. You may wish to do pre-renovation radon testing in Kansas City before beginning any major home renovations. For example, if you’re converting an unfinished basement area into living space, it may be beneficial to do the testing during your planning phase. If the test shows a radon problem, you may be able to include radon-resistant techniques into your renovation. Once the renovation is complete, you will want to test the home again since the radon level could change after any structural change.
If you are planning a home renovation and aren’t sure if radon testing is necessary, feel free to contact Metro Property Inspection. We’ll be happy to off our advice and expertise and, if necessary, schedule a pre-renovation radon testing. You can learn more about our pre-renovation radon testing in Kansas City by clicking here.