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Radon is an Easy Fix…

By RIS Radon | June 17, 2019
radon enters home

Reliable techniques exist for reducing radon levels in homes. Experience with radon mitigation systems has developed to the point that virtually any home can be fixed, either by a trained radon contractor, or in some cases, by homeowners who accomplish the repairs themselves. One out of 15 (6%) homes nationally may have elevated indoor radon…

15 Tools Every Home Owner Should Have

By Joshua Berg | June 12, 2019

The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful. 1.  Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of the most inconvenient household problems that you will face. With a plunger on hand, however, you…

Home Inspector’s Fine Print

By RIS Radon | May 15, 2019
home inspector’s fine print

Know what’s in the home inspector’s fine print before hiring them. Q: We hired a home inspector to help us out when we were buying a home in Chicago. We received the report, reviewed it and later closed. The report indicated some minor inspection issues but nothing major. About a week after our closing we…

When should a home buyer request a home inspection?

By RIS Radon | May 10, 2019

Would you buy a new car without taking it out for a test drive? Probably not. Whether you’re buying your first, second or even third home, it is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. That’s why having a thorough home inspection is key. Professional home inspectors are licensed by the state and…

State Launches Program To Test Day Cares For Radon Gas

By RIS Radon | October 8, 2018
Day Cares Testing For Radon

Real In Services Can Professionally Test Day Cares for Radon. Call (312) 724-5100​ or Book A Radon Test Below. ​​State launches program to test day cares for radon gas – TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN Book A Radon Test The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates one in five schools has a classroom with dangerous levels of radon— a carcinogen you can’t…

What you need to know to keep your home safe from Radon

By RIS Radon | October 3, 2018
Radon 86 Rn Dangers

Radon is a natural occurring radioactive gas that’s produced when uranium breaks down in the soil.  The Environmental Protection Agency says the gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. Illinois Schools recommend state schools test for the gas every five years. An in-depth report by 13 Investigates, found that recommendation is almost…

Radon from homes deadly, a leading cause of lung cancer

By RIS Radon | October 3, 2018
Radon from homes deadly

In our special report — a hidden home danger. Most homes are equipped with smoke detectors and likely carbon monoxide detectors. But do you have something that checks the radon levels in your home? If the answer is no, it might be something you want to re-consider. Read more from Fox 32 Chicago

Should Sellers Get a Home Inspection?

By RIS Radon | June 16, 2018
Seller Home Inspection?

If there’s any doubt about the condition of your house, double down and pay for a professional opinion.It’s easy to grow attached to your home and overlook some of the wear and tear. But while those familiar flaws may feel like home to you, they might not be to potential buyers. After all, if someone…

5 reasons why this summer may be house-hunting hell

By RIS Radon | May 31, 2018
House Hunting

he summer is shaping up to be a miserable season for many house-hunters. Home values across the U.S. spiked almost 9 percent last month, marking that fastest pace since the height of the housing bubble in June 2006. Despite the sharply higher prices, demand from buyers remains strong, thanks to a combination of demographic changes,…

What you should know about Radon…

By RIS Radon | April 15, 2018
Radon Test

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. It can also be released from building materials or from well water. Radon breaks down…

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