You, the (property owner) (prospective buyer), have signed an Agreement with us for a home inspection at
________________. In addition, by signing this Addendum, you are
asking us to test for the presence of radon in the terms set forth below.
- The fee for our radon testing is $________. This is in addition to our fee for
the home inspection.
- We or our subcontractor will perform a radon inspection of the home/building to measure the radon level
in the air by the use of an approved short-term charcoal collection device. This
will require a minimum of 48 hours, but may take longer. We will
deliver the testing device to a recognized laboratory and provide you with a
written report when we receive the laboratory’s results.
are not responsible for correcting or mitigating radon issues. As a courtesy, we may offer comments related
to radon mitigation, but these will not obligate us to create or implement a
- Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that may be harmful to
humans. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries of radon
gas per liter of air, or “pCi/L.” While any radon exposure creates some
risk to health, the EPA considers a level of 4 pCi/L or higher dangerous and
recommends that you take remedial measures to reduce or eliminate radon.
will perform the radon testing in accordance with current industry standards in
you are the property owner, you must comply with our instructions. If you
are the property owner, you understand that, as part of our radon testing, we
or our subcontractor will leave certain equipment in your residence. If the
equipment is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed while in your residence, you
agree to pay us or our subcontractor for the cost to replace the equipment with
identical new equipment. You understand that in that situation, it would
take time for us to obtain new equipment, and that without the equipment, we or
our subcontractor will be unable to engage in radon testing and will therefore
be losing income. You agree that, in this situation, you will pay us or
our subcontractor $ ____ per day as liquidated damages for that lost income, in
addition to the cost of replacing the equipment.
- All other provisions of the Home Inspection
Agreement you signed apply to our radon testing and to this Addendum.
have carefully read this document. I
understand it and voluntarily agree to these terms.