As a real estate professional. Deadlines, negotiations and inspections are a prevalent part of your day. Clients on both sides of the real estate transaction are placing their trust in you as their “REALTOR” that the property they are listing or purchasing will be a safe and healthy environment.
When you contract for a home inspection, that trust continues from you, to your home inspector. The relationship you make with your home inspector is built over months to years and over many inspections.
Do you have the same trust in your radon professional?
WE ENSURE YOUR TRUST IS PLACED IN THE RIGHT HANDS.
RDS has been performing radon testing and radon mitigations since 1978. With 40 years of experience in the radon industry we have been part of tens of thousands of successful real estate transactions over the years.
Are you asking the right questions when contracting with a radon professional?
- How long have they been in business? While radon may often seem like a trade, quick money can be made and lives are at stake if your radon professional doesn’t provide proper testing or mitigation.
- RDS has been in business for over 40 years.
- Do they have the proper insurance? General Liability/Workman’s Comp.? What if they turn off the power to your clients’ refrigerator or freezer in the basement? Can you be sure they have proper coverage?
- RDS holds insurance policies in multiple areas.
- Are they a certified radon professional? While certification is not a requirement in Colorado, would you hire a non-certified electrician? Training and knowledge is what sets licensed/certified professionals apart.
- Our team of radon professionals are properly trained and certified before ever being able to place a test or install a mitigation system.
- Are the continuous radon monitors (CRM’s) they are placing calibrated each year as required? And can they provide proof of that calibration?
- Each and every piece of testing equipment RDS uses goes through a strict QA/QC process. Ensure your results are valid and that you can make informed decisions should mitigation be needed.
- What standards are they following for the installation of a radon mitigation system? Are they using the correct products/piping/fans/fittings etc.?
- We follow both the ANSI/AARST and ASTM Standards for testing and mitigation.
Why should cost not be the determining factor when it comes to hiring a radon mitigation professional?
If elevated radon is found in your listing or a home your client is purchasing, it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Often, many people are not aware of the high levels of radon Colorado has. We realize that it can be scary for new owners when they are considering buying a home that may have a potential health risk.
That is exactly why we recommend that every buyer request funds be escrowed for the installation of a radon mitigation system should one be needed. Why we recommend placing funds in escrow:
- The buyer can contract with a radon professional and ensure the system is properly installed.
- They have a decision in where the system will be placed and they are informed on how the system works and how to properly maintain the system.
- The lowest bidder does not win. While cost is a factor in the installation of a mitigation system, often it is the only consideration. In these situations, new homeowners are often left with a system that is improperly installed or one that is causing more harm.
- Your trust is not misplaced.
RDS Environmental is a radon professional you can place your trust in!