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The State advisory levels for radon in your home's indoor air is 4 pCi/l, but they recommend that you consider reducing levels between 2 and 4 pCi/l. The current advisory level for radon in your home's water supply is 4,000 pCi/l. This means that, at levels of 4,000 pCi/l or higher you should consider action beginning with reviewing your total radon risk (combined risk from radon in air and water). As your radon in water level gets closer to 10,000 pCi/l, you need to more strongly consider installing treatment. Follow the links below to valuable resources to help you make an educated decision about the treatment option that is right for your family.

Landlords



LD 943, An Act To Reduce Lung Cancer Rates in Maine, was signed by Governor Baldacci on June 8, 2009. This new law, which requires radon testing in all residential rental properties by the year 2012(this date was changed by public law 157 to March 1, 2014) and every 10 years thereafter. A test required to be performed under this section must be conducted by a person registered with the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Title 22, chapter 165.
When radon test results show 4 pCi/l or higher radon levels, the landlord or lessor must mitigate those levels within six months. Mitigation must be conducted by a person registered with DHHS to conduct radon mitigation pursuant to Title 22, chapter 165 (the Maine Radon Registration Act).

Real Estate

If your home is for sale, you cannot legally test for radon yourself. You must hire a state registered radon tester.
If the home utilizes a well for its water supply, the water should also be tested for radon. In this case, testing means drawing a sample. Again, only a radon tester registered to collect water samples for radon analysis can legally do so in a home that is for sale. It is a violation of state law for the homeowner, prospective buyer, or the realtor to collect this sample.

If your home is for sale, you cannot legally install a radon mitigation system yourself. You must hire a registered radon mitigation contractor.
Registered Radon Providers

Homeowners


It doesnít matter if your house is old or new or where itís located. The only way to know if your house has a problem is to test. If you have a well, you need to test your water along with your air.

You can test for radon in air using a simple test kit. Radon air test kits are canisters that you open for 48 hours and then reseal and send back to the lab. To get accurate results, follow the instructions that come with the test.

Only well water, not town or public water, needs testing. Some wells have high levels of radon. The main danger comes from breathing in the radon when water is used. You can test for radon in well water using a simple test kit.

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