The high cost of radon remediation and setting up a radon prevention system can put many people off. But failing to remove radon from a building can far outweigh the investment, especially as it can potentially cause lung cancer.
Home Advisor estimates that it costs an average of $934 to remove radon from a home, depending on location and the severity of the problem. It can vary from as little as $500 to as high as $1,500. This may seem high, but it also includes the cost of installing radon prevention systems such as ventilation, water systems, and UV air purifiers. This should drastically reduce your radon levels but how frequently you will need further testing and radon remediation will depend on your location. You may need frequent servicing if your home:
• Is in a high radon area
• Has bedrock that increases radon levels in drinking water
• Is in a basement level
Since radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, it is impossible to know how much of it is present in any building or how much it is affecting you. You may live in a house your entire life without feeling any effects. But, according to the EPA, even a small growth to normal background levels increases the risk of lung cancer to five times greater than dying in a car crash. The cost of lung cancer treatment can reach the tens of thousands every month, even with insurance, with no guarantee of success. Unexpected funeral costs can also put a family in high debt.
The initial cost of radon removal may be high, but compared to the cost of cancer treatment and the grief of losing a loved one, it is a price worth paying and a risk worth avoiding. Contact a reliable local firm today who can talk you through the options and find which are most affordable to you.
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