Portland Radon Maps and Updates

Radon is a killer odorless, invasive gas that comes up from the ground. Parts of Portland, Oregon have naturally high levels of radon. Radon risk is especially high in lived-in basements or any underground parts of the home. Radon has killed numerous times in the PNW and now is part of most home inspections. If necessary, radon mitigation solutions are often relatively inexpensive.

Portland, Oregon Radon Map 2023 Update

There are a variety of home hazards Portland homeowners need to be aware of, especially when selling. In addition to earthquakes and landslides, mold, and flooding, radon should be at the top of your list for items to check when you’re preparing to put your home on the market (or when buying a new home). […]

2021 Radon Guide: How and Why to Test a Portland Home

If you’ve bought or sold a home (or intend to) any time recently, chances are you’ve heard something about radon testing. And for good reason. Radon testing is increasingly becoming a standard issue in real estate transactions, alongside other hazards like flood zones or seismic retrofitting. But why is it important, and do you need […]

Portland Radon Map – 2020 Update, Plus Free Tests (for some)

Portland Radon rates change. A perennial hot topic in Portland is the influx of Californians, but it’s really the Montana and Idaho migrants that we should be worried about, according to health officials. Actually, they’re not talking about people, but rocks. “In the Portland metropolitan area, a lot of the rocks and soil underneath the […]

Portland Radon Map and other Hazards – 2019 Update

When it comes to choosing a home to buy in Portland — or anywhere — it’s all about location. Is it near a good school? What’s the neighborhood like? Can you see Mt. Hood?  There’s an aspect of location that most people don’t think about right away, but should be just as important in the […]

16 Reasons to Test for Radon in 2018

Why test for radon? If you are buying or selling a home in Portland this year, make sure it has a recent radon test. Here are 16 reasons why, updated for 2018! Radon is sneaky. Radon gas comes from underground uranium (which is what gives radon its radioactive properties). Sometimes the gas stays underground, but […]

Portland Radon Map – 2017 Update

The new Portland Radon Map for 2017 is out – and it’s now interactive! Click on the link to head over to the radon map, where you can click around Oregon and Portland to find the risk for radon in any zip code that has had enough tests done. Top 6 things to know about […]

Portland Radon – New Map 2015

As home shoppers tour your home with their buyer’s agent, they’re probably thinking about how big the bedrooms are, whether the kitchen appliances are updated, and how many people can fit on the back deck. What they might not know to ask is, “What’s the radon level like here?” That’s because radon is invisible and […]

Portland Home Tests: Radon Gas

What’s invisible, odorless, creeps in your basement, and kills 21,000 people a year in the US alone according to the EPA? The answer is radon gas, and to be more specific, it comes from naturally occurring uranium in the rocks and soil underneath homes, including many in the Portland, Oregon area. And homes without basements […]

Portland Oregon Radon Map 2013

As a Portland real estate agent I’ve noticed that Radon testing is a growing trend, it has become more and more popular to test every home for Radon levels in the greater Portland Metro Area. It seems these days you can hardly find a home inspector that does not also include a Radon test option […]

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