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In addition to the guidelines from the US EPA that we discuss on this page, our recommendations for home buyers are as follows.
If you’re looking at buying a home which has already been tested by the seller, there are some considerations when choosing how to proceed. You may decide that the seller’s test result is good enough, or you may decide to either pay for a new radon test and hire your preferred radon specialist conduct the test – or ask the seller to perform a new test on the home.
If you are reviewing a home seller's previous test, ask the following questions:
A few other things to consider:
Pay attention to the exact location of the seller’s radon test – especially if you plan on using the basement or lower level as a living space. The previous test may have been taken on the first floor – and NOT in the lowest livable level of the home (finished or unfinished).
If you want the home tested again, communicate your desire toyour realtor or the seller. We recommend using an experienced, certified radon testing professional (like Mid America Radon Testing Inc.).
Oftentimes the cost for a radon test can fall on the homebuyer. If you are paying for the test, you have the peace of mind of selecting a qualified professional for the job – that is working for you.
Hire an experienced, certified radon testing professional and have them perform the radon test as soon as possible. Make sure to specify aspects of the test in the real estate contract. Namely:
As well be sure to test any unfinished areas that you plan to renovate/finish in the near future. Test before AND after your project. Forewarned is forearmed – the average cost of installing a mitigation system before any renovations can be significantly less than doing so after the fact.
We look forward to helping you ensure that your home and family are free of dangers from radon.
Please call with any questions,
Bill & Robin Slentz
Mid America Radon