Radon for home buyers and renters
Buying a Home
Before you buy a house, you should have it tested for radon. The most common procedure for testing during a real estate transaction is for the potential buyer to request the radon test as part of the overall home inspection. If the test is above 4.0 pCi/L, you can try to negotiate with the seller to have a radon mitigation system installed with the goal of bringing radon levels below 4.0 pCi/L.
To learn more about radon in real estate transactions, download the Radon & Real Estate in Idaho brochure.
Building a Home
Incorporating radon reduction techniques into the construction of your new home is the most cost-effective way to reduce the radon levels in your home. Discuss radon reduction techniques with your builder.
Renting a Home with Radon
Your landlord is not legally required to test for radon. You may conduct the test yourself or ask your landlord to conduct the test.
If you test your rental home and the results come back high, your landlord is not legally required to reduce the levels in your home. However, you may notify the landlord of the results and discuss with them the need for radon reduction repairs.