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Have You Checked Your NJ Home for Radon?

Attention NJ home owners and renters:

The NJ Department of Health in conjunction with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is advising about the risks of radon in property located within the state. In a joint announcement, the two government agencies have urged locals to test residences for the substance.

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Radon is an unsafe form of naturally-occurring radioactive gas that relocates from property soil into homes and other structures via cracks and holes in foundations. Known to cause lung cancer in humans, radon has no color, smell or taste and can only be detected through proper testing.

The NJDEP provides a registry of certified radon esters that residents can avail themselves of inexpensively. Alternately, residents can buy their own testing kits from hardware, home supply companies.

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Is there Insurance that Covers Radon Mitigation?  

  • Homeowners Insurance
    A standard Homeowners Insurance policy generally does not cover radon testing or its mitigation costs since this is part of what is regulated to home maintenance.

  • Insurance for the Radon Mitigation Consultant and Contractor
    While there typically is no coverage on a standard Homeowners Insurance policy, radon mitigation consultants and contractors can purchase professional liability coverage designed specifically for the industry.

For more on the topic as it pertains to insurance, speak to an experienced independent agent.

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Summary: Prime Insurance highlights an urgent message from the NJ Department of Health! Residents, check your home for radon risks!



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