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What you need to know about radon tests

Posted on July 18, 2015 11:45 am under Premises Liability

Radon is a radioactive gas that can wreak havoc on you and your family’s health if it escapes from the bedrock into your home. When renting, it is necessary to ask your landlord if the property has a radon problem. Unfortunately, some property owners fail to warn their tenants about high radon levels because the property hasn’t been tested yet.

Many believe that radon tests are costly and time consuming. However, there are many professional radon test firms that offer easy and affordable radon testing. Also, some property owners believe that a neighbor’s good radon test result indicates that their property doesn’t have radon problems. But because radon levels are different for each home, the only way to know if your property has radon issues is by getting it tested.

Landowners who refuse to take the necessary steps to make their properties radon-safe could be in breach of duty to provide a safe place for tenants. Speak with us at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Madison office (414) 271-0900 to learn more about filing a case against a negligent property owner.