Radon Testing Overview
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally. When radioactive elements in the ground break down, they release radon into the surrounding soil, which eventually rises and releases into the air. If this occurs underneath your home, radon gas can seep in through cracks or gaps in the foundation and begin to build up inside the lower floors of the property.
Radon is carcinogenic, and is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the United States. If you allow radon to build up in your home with no mitigation system installed, you may put your family at increased risk to their health.
Radon levels can vary greatly throughout New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Although levels are generally lower in the Southwest, each of these states have a potential for moderate or high levels of radon, so homeowners in this region should have their property tested for radon.
How to Have Your Home Tested for Radon
The best way to have your home tested for radon is to hire a certified Radon Measurement Professional (RMP) to give you the most detailed and accurate testing results. A radon test will include:
Our NRPP Certified Radon Measurement Professionals have received extensive training in both radon testing and radon mitigation. If you have concerns about radon in your residential or commercial property, contact us today to schedule a radon test!
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Radon Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring (OM&M) Plans
Rigorously maintaining and monitoring both radon levels and mitigation systems is critical for maintaining the safety of occupants in multifamily and multitenant properties. However, for property owners, occupants, or onsite maintenance techs, doing so can be extremely complicated, especially in larger more sprawling facilities. That is why it’s recommended by AARST and all radon professionals that you establish a Radon Operation, Maintenance, and Monitoring Plan, or OM&M for short.
New 2023 Radon Testing Requirements from the FHFA
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has taken a crucial step towards safeguarding the health and well-being of tenants living in multifamily properties backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With the adoption of a more robust 2023 Enterprise Multifamily Radon Policy, the FHFA is ensuring that the Enterprises' properties continue to offer safe and sustainable housing across the United States.
Should You Be Concerned About Radon In Your Neighborhood?
Radon is a widespread problem across the US, especially in the Southwest which has historically high levels of indoor radon. However, it's important to note that radon levels can vary from state to state, county to county, and even from home to home. As such, if a home in your neighborhood has tested high for indoor radon, it's imperative that you take action to protect your own home from this invisible hazard.