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Waiting for the Radon Professional

April 21st, 2015 at 07:25 am

Our buyers are paying to have the house professional tested for radon. The entire state is considered high for it. I'm waiting for that professional to drop off the necessary equipment.

We did our own quick test with a kit we purchased from Amazon for $10 back in February. It came back at 3.1 pCi/L. The level for corrective measures is another 4.0 pCi/L or above. Our test was below that but could be considered a health risk.

Our agreement with the buyers is if the test comes back at 4.0 pCi/L or higher we will pay to have the house mitigated. We already have a the basic passive plumbing in place that the builder added at the time the house was built. That alone keeps the levels down. A fan will simply be added if needed for $500, plus another $100 to have the radon levels tested again after installation.

Part of me is planning to have to pay the cost to mitigate since it is in our agreement, but I will be very happy if levels are low enough to avoid that cost. The test ends in 48 hours, I'm not sure when we will have the results.

Fingers crossed for low levels! Do you have high radon levels in your state? Does anyone have a mitigation system in their home?

3 Responses to “Waiting for the Radon Professional”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    I didn't have a clue about this.
    Had to Google it.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    LF Me either. Never knew that state has high levels of radon either - I wonder if any of the houses my family lived in there had high radon levels (we rented 3 different houses in 3 1/2 years.)

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Turns out our home passed the mitigation test, our levels were not above 4.0 pCi/L. So that means we don't have to spend $600 to have it mitigated. Smile
    I think these tests are newer, especially where the levels are high. So it is a process of informing the public. I'm still not sure what to believe about it honestly.

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