How do you get radon certified in Ohio?
To become a licensed radon mitigation specialist, you must complete an ODH approved radon measurement training course and an ODH approved radon mitigation training course. You must also pass both the ODH approved radon measurement exam and the ODH approved radon mitigation exam.
Is a radon test required in Ohio?
Ohio has no law requiring owners to test and mitigate homes for radon prior to sale or rental of a property. However, sellers must disclose on the Residential Property Disclosure Form the previous or current presence of radon.
How much is a radon test in Ohio?
Both short-term real estate transaction radon tests and homeowner radon tests from Buckeye Radon costs only $150.
What is the average cost of radon testing and mitigation?
Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L can still pose a risk and should be lowered. According to HomeAdvisor, radon mitigation system costs range from $771 to $1,185, with the national average at $978. Larger homes and those with more complex layouts can cost up to $3,000.
Is radon worse in summer or winter?
To answer that question, yes, radon levels in a home tend to be higher during the winter. And those higher levels of radon gas can lead to an increased chance of lung cancer. While indoor radon gas levels are generally higher during winter, sometimes the summer can have higher indoor radon levels.
Should I worry about radon gas?
Risks, levels and reduction High levels of radon can cause lung cancer, particularly for smokers and ex-smokers. Radon produces tiny radioactive particles in the air we breathe. Radiation from these particles damages our lung tissue, and over a long period may cause lung cancer.
How common is radon in Ohio homes?
Home testing data collected by the Ohio Department of Health, Indoor Radon Program since 1990 shows that elevated levels of radon can be can be found in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. The data also shows that approximately 50% of all homes tested every year in Ohio have elevated levels of indoor radon.
Does radon get worse in winter?
Since radon levels are likely to be higher during the winter you can expect the level to not rise much higher during the rest of the year. You are also most vulnerable to radon during the winter since you will be inside for much of it and breathing the same reheated, recirculated air.