Rhode Island Radon Information
Rhode Island Radon Program:Radon Website: Website
Radon Contact: David Spink
Active Radon Program: Yes
Require License for Radon Professionals: Yes
Rhode Island is the 33rd most expansive state in terms of size and the 6th most populous. It also happens to be the 9th most densely populated state in the entire country.
Rhode Island does have an active radon program, dedicated to educating citizens about the risks associated with the deadly gas. You can find more information on Radon, testing and mitigation at the official page.
The radon levels in Rhode Island are above average in many areas of the state. There’s an increased risk for all homeowners, which is why we recommend testing exposure levels at least twice a year.
Rhode Island Radon Mitigation and Testing
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Rhode Island Radon Mitigation
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Rhode Island Radon Testing
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Rhode Island Radon Levels
Zone 1 (1): Potential for radon levels above 4 pCi/L according to EPA
Zone 2 (2): Potential for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L according to the EPA
Zone 3 (3): Lowest EPA level with expected radon levels at or below 2 pCi/L
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended that all households, schools and office spaces test radon levels individually. The EPA Radon Zone data is not an indicator of individual test results, but a guideline for strategic planning. Toxic radon levels can be found in all counties, regardless of their zone rating. While we make efforts to keep this information up to date, it is derived from thirdparty sources which may not be accurate or reflect the most current statistics.
Rhode Island Radon Statistics
Rhode Island has 5 counties and 2 (40%) have been assigned Zone 1 counties by the EPA. Zone 1 counties have the highest potential to have homes test higher than 4 pCi/L. Rhode Island's state radon zone average is 1.8, which is the average of all county zone ratings the EPA has assigned the state, ranking it 26 among all states.
Rhode Island Radon Contractor License Information
Does Rhode Island require contractors to be licensed? Yes.
What are the licensing requirements? The requirements are as follows:
1. Attend and complete an approved course.
2. Take and pass the Rhode Island certification examination.
3. Turn in application along with proof of education, course completion, acceptable grades or scores and relevant fees.
For a more detailed list of instructions visit the official Rhode Island page.
Rhode Island Radon Real Estate Requirements
Does the state of Rhode Island require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Rhode Island and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Rhode Island does not require radon testing, we certainly recommend you have a test performed before you purchase a home. If you decide to perform a test after and find elevated levels, there is no reason to panic. Rhode Island radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.