What is a safe radon level? In short, there is not really a “safe” level of radon, and the gas can be harmful in any amount. If you live in Northern Illinois, you may have elevated levels of dangerous radon gas in your home or business. You should have your home tested for radon every two years to ensure your family or colleagues’ safety.

If you haven’t tested to determine your radon danger level yet, purchase a home radon test or hire a professional radon testing company. Professional radon testing is often required for real estate or refinancing, and costs $100-$300, depending on the size of the home. You can purchase a self-test kit for $35-$65 at your local hardware store or home improvement store. Make sure you get a kit or professional testing whenever its required—don’t put it off.

What is a High Radon Level?

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the suggested radon action level is 4.0 pci/L. Their recommendation means that if your radon test reveals a level of 4.0 or above, you should have a radon mitigation system installed. This level is also used for real estate and refinancing decisions. While 4.0 pci/L is the most commonly used number, there is no true acceptable radon level—radon is harmful in any amount. The World Health Organization uses 2.7 pci/L as their radon action level.

With a radon mitigation system, it can be difficult to reach a level below 1.0pci/L, but levels below 2.7 are achievable. Your radon levels can change from year to year, so make sure to get your radon levels tested every two years.

Get Radon Mitigation Today

If your radon levels are above 4.0 or even above 2.7 pci/L, get in touch with DuPage Radon Contractors today. We’ll get your home to a safe level so you and your family or coworkers can rest as ease. Acting on dangerous radon levels is a vital part of managing your family’s safety and enabling legal real estate transactions.

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