HUD radon testing is important to ensure that HUD properties are safe for the tenants living inside them. The HUD Radon Policy requires that testing be supervised by a certified Radon Professional. In addition, the test must be performed by a licensed contractor in Ohio. All ground level units must be tested. In addition, multifamily buildings with five or more units must be tested. These buildings may include detached, semidetached, row, or elevator-type housing.
What you should know about Radon mitigation?
HUD Radon testing is a requirement for new multifamily construction and HUD / FHA multifamily mortgages. HUD requires the testing of multifamily buildings by a certified professional who is either NRPP certified or a state licensed radon tester. HUD has specific testing protocols for multifamily buildings, which include testing 100% of the ground floor units and at least 10% of the upper floors.
Multifamily buildings must be tested for radon and implement mitigation activities. However, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are not required to do so. However, they may encourage testing and mitigation for properties with excessive levels of radon. PHSAs also require the testing of PIH properties, but these properties are only tested every five years. Furthermore, they are required to undergo environmental reviews before approving any construction. However, they do not keep records of their own radon testing.
While it is difficult to prevent radon from entering a home, you can mitigate it by sealing a sump pit. This is a simple process that will minimize radon infiltration into the living space. If the soil beneath the slab is not depressurized, radon can enter the dwelling space through cracks and other openings.