Radon Awareness Month
January is national Radon awareness month. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that emits from the decay of soil beneath your home’s foundation. Exposure in large quantities can have adverse effects on your health.
Radon is measured in pico curies. The acceptable level for Radon readings is 4 pCi/L or less.
Montgomery county initiated mandatory Radon testing/disclosure for the sale of townhomes and detached homes, not part of a condominium in 2016.
Testing is relatively easy. A monitor is placed in the lowest level of your home for
approximately 48 hours while readings are continuously recorded. Do it yourself kits are available for sale at Home Depot or via local environmental sites however professional readings may be more accurate.
Robert’s Radon is offering 15% off testing this month with coupon code, RadonMonthDiscount1.
Learn more about Radon and how you can manage elevated levels in your home. See the links below:
Location, location, location! One of the driving forces influencing local property values is school boundaries.
MCPS is undergoing a district wide boundary analysis to assess demographics, utilization, school assignment and travel patterns.
As part of that analysis, they are implementing outreach initiatives including hosting several local meetings on the subject.
Learn more about the process and register for one of these meetings with the link below.