What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in the soil in Northern Illinois. It enters homes wherever the home is in contact with the ground. As we have improved insulation and worked to reduce energy costs in homes over the past 40 years, we have created an environment where radon concentrations have gone up since this gas is now trapped inside of the home. Most homeowners are unaware of the radon gas levels in their home and a very high percentage of homes in Northern Illinois need to be repaired. If you are a Real Estate Agent, you know that radon issues often occur after a purchase and sale agreement has been signed and before the closing. This frequently is a time when the schedule is tight and all parties are anxious to know about anything that might hold up the closing. And, since radon is a safety issue, it is much more likely to require resolution before the closing as opposed to simply an allowance at closing.