Will you buy a house with Radon history?

Originally Posted By: Home Buyer
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Hi,


I’m just looking for opinions. Don’t worry about professional responsibilities for the opinions you make here.


Will you buy a house with a history of Radon?


Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Dear Home Buyer:


Enclosed is a link to more information on Radon.

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/

Depending on the area in which you live, it may be difficult to find a home without Radon.

In the County where I reside, 30% of the homes test at a level requiring Mitigation. 5% of the homes tested at levels in excess of 100 pCi/L. I have seen reported levels in excess of 1000 pCi/L.

Would I buy a home with a history of Radon? Yes if properly mitigated.

Additional Links

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/zonemap.html

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/realestate.html


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Originally Posted By: Gary Van Florcke
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I buy homes all the time with just that type of problem, as well as mold. If the price is right. Pretty much anything can be remediated…Gary


Originally Posted By: George E Keller
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If the property has been Professionally tested and the results are 4picoCuries/liter or higher, the epa and National Radon Safety Board recommend taking action to reduce the levels to under 4picoCuries/liter. After the mitigation is completed the home should be tested again to assure success.


The fact that a home has some level of Radon is common. Approx. 1 in 15 homes have high levels of Radon. If this property has been properly mitigated and the levels are now at a healthy level, I would feel safer puting my family in this Home over one that has not been tested and I’m unsure about.