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Archive for January, 2013

You Can Help Stop a Silent Killer

posted by admin @ 10:04 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Is there a silent killer lurking in the homes you sell?

 

Believe it or not, radon – a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas – is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

 

Every year, poor indoor air quality due to dangerous levels of radon account for over 21,000 deaths in the United States alone.

 

The message is clear:

 radon surgeon general warning

 

Real estate agents are in a unique position to help stop this silent killer. Why? Because an ideal time to convince a homeowner to test is at the point of sale (or purchase), when they are already prepared for maintenance and testing like repairs, foundation surveys, and home inspections.

 

Making radon testing a routine element of home sales can help prevent dangerous exposure, reduce risk, and improve indoor air quality. Besides, with the right equipment, radon is easy to detect. “Sellers agents should encourage their clients to test prior to putting their house on the market,” says Greg Mangiaracina owner of A-Pro Home Inspection Services, “and buyer’s agents should insist upon a home inspection that includes radon testing.”

 

It just makes sense.

 

When you consider that at the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter) a non-smoker is 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than when living in a home without elevated radon levels, the importance of testing should not be understated.

 

“Compare the risk to the ease of testing and the decision is easy!” says Mangiaracina.

 

“We’re trying to make it even easier by alerting real estate agents that we’ll give their clients a free radon test with any A-Pro home inspection.”

 

Any agent who wants to offer these free radon test certificates to their clients can reach A-Pro at 800.793.2776 x101.”

  

A-Pro’s Free Radon Test Program

 

The Details: In an effort to raise awareness and help make radon testing a routine practice, A-Pro is proud to introduce its “Free Radon Test”  Program. With the help of Real Estate Agents who are in a unique position to encourage clients to test their homes, we really believe we can make a difference.

 

To Participate: Real Estate Agents can request an unlimited number of FREE Radon Test Certificates to give to their clients,  good for a free radon test with any A-Pro home inspection. We are also willing to test any Real Estate Agent’s home to show that we care about you.

 

Call 1-800.793.2776 x101 for more information or to request certificates.

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