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How to Remove Radon in Water

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How to remove radon from well water is easier than you think. There are two methods including aeration and granular activated carbon.
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Most people understand that radon is a poisonous gas that comes from the earth and seeps into our homes via a basement or slab floor. What lots of folks may not realize is that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarette smoking.

If you happen to smoke and have unsafe radon levels in your home the chances of death go up substantially.

In my experience working as a real estate agent for the last twenty eight years lots of home buyers do not realize that radon can be found in a homes water as well as the air.

Yes you read that correctly radon can be found in water! What's worse is that many home buyers do not test for radon in water. They will test the well for quality but don't realize that the standard well test does not check for radon.

It is not surprising because a buyer shouldn't really know that unless informed by a professional. Unfortunately lots of real estate agents do not recommend getting their water tested for radon.

In lots of cases this is because the agent is not used to selling homes that are serviced by a well. At times it is just a case of negligence or laziness.  If you are buyer a home and it has a well checking for radon is a critical exercise in the home buying process.

So what happens if you find radon in the water? Removing radon from water is not that difficult. It is however very expensive when compared to removing it from the air. A standard radon mitigation system to remove radon from air costs around $1000. This of course can vary from home to home and state to state but that is a good ballpark figure.

Getting rid of radon in water is done by two methods. One is know as aeration and the other is called granular activated carbon. Not only are they very different from one another, the cost is also very different.

Most will tell you that aeration is a better way to remove radon from water but on average it will cost you from $3000 to $5000.

In the article you will see everything you need to know about removal of radon from water. If you are buying a home that has radon discovered it is not the end of the world! Don't back out just because you find radon. Get it corrected and you will be drinking water that is better than most homes.

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Removing Radon From Well Water

Removing Radon From Well Water | Real Estate Articles Worth Reading |
An explanation of what radon is and what you need to do about it if discovered in your well water.
Bill Gassett's insight:

When selling a home that is serviced by private water one of the things that you should be doing is a well test for both the quantity and quality of the water. From of the items that should be checked is the radon concentration. Radon is a deadly gas that is known to cause cancer. if you find radon in water it is pretty easy to rectify. See what you need to know about radon removal from water.

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