Most people know that radon testing is important. However, there are a lot of myths about radon going around. For example, if you’re looking to buy a home, some realtors may tell you that there’s no need to check it for radon because “that type of home doesn’t get radon.” Are some styles of home immune to radon, or should you insist on preventative testing?

Radon Can Affect Any Kind of Home

Any home, anywhere, can develop issues with radon. This goes for new constructions, old homes, houses without basements and other types of living space. Of course, radon isn’t something you need to lose sleep over, but it’s always a good idea to test from time to time. Fortunately, testing for radon is easy and fast, so there’s no reason it can’t be included in a preliminary home inspection. If you’re buying a home that hasn’t been tested in at least two years, request a quick check.