Make sure you are providing your tenants a healthy home. Test your rental properties for radon today!
In today's competitive rental market, successful landlords are offering their tenants more than just an average rental unit. Consider testing your units for radon and other health hazards so that you can offer your tenants a healthy home.
Testing your rental inventory for radon is simple. The Healthy Homes Coalition can provide you with simple test kits. Do-it-yourself test kits are available at the Healthy Homes Coalition office for just $5.00 each.
Or, if you'd like to order your test kit online, you can order one from the Air Check, Inc. partnership with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality by clicking here. Kits through this partnership cost $6.95.
Getting an Accurate Test
Radon testing requires that the home remain closed throughout the test period. This means that all windows need to be kept closed while testing the home. It is best, therefore, to conduct testing during the coldest winter months, especially in rental units. Vacancy is another good time to test.
Healthy Homes can assist landlords with re-testing their homes to confirm previous test results. Sometimes radon test results come back close to the safety level recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and landlords want to be sure before investing in repairs. Healthy Homes can assist with follow-up testing using both short-term (3-7 day) kits and long-term (one-year) kits.
If your test results indicate elevated radon, the Healthy Homes Coalition wants to assist you with getting quality repairs made as soon as possible. We can send you a helpful booklet entitled the Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction. We can also provide you with the most recent list of Michigan-based radon mitigators who are certified by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and/or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). These are the two organizations that train and certify radon mitigators.
To begin testing your inventory, or if you have questions about your radon levels and mitigation, contact the Healthy Homes Coalition at (616) 241-3300.
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