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If You Are Concerned Get It Tested For Radon


There was a question in the Q&A section about radon. There are those who feel this is not a problem and others who wont live in a home that has  tested positive.

Much confusion and some myths.


By all means have a radon test for about 125 dollars.

Radon can always be remediated and not at a huge cost.

 I'm not sure there is any state that has NO radon and there are many sources with conflicting data. I randomly found these maps and they are all different not showing the same results.


Radon Map with different results



Radon map

 The map above shows Maryland with low radon results!

I had a home inspector show me a map of Maryland and the entire state was red...indicating high levels in every single county.



In my own experience, I have seen brand new homes, historic homes, homes on slabs, condominiums, those with and without sump pumps that all had readings above 4pCi/L.

In Maryland remediation is required if the level is four or above.

Note: That does not mean that under 4 is safe!


  I have seen all the above mentioned houses with very low readings.

I have seen attached with a high reading...the other low. And I have seen neighborhoods where only one house tests above the recommended safe level.


If you are concerned, have the home tested for RADON.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • August 27 2017 03:04PM


Margaret - I found this article a couple of years ago.  It is a good read on Radon and maybe just a scare tactic by the "Radon Industry" and EPA.

Posted by John Dotson, The experience to get you to the other side! (Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC) about 3 years ago

Radon testing in NY is pretty much a given when having an inspection. Almost everyone gets the house tested. Sometimes the results come back under 4 pCi/l and sometimes they are above and need to be remediated. I don't think, though, that I've ever seen a test result with NO radon at all! It's all over the place here.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 3 years ago

Radon testing is impoortant especially with animals.  In Naples FL, the need varies by community. Agree you should get the test if you have any concerns.  It's worth the cost. 

Posted by Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist (Downing-Frye) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Definitely get a test and know your remediation alternatives. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 3 years ago

A great reminder for all to be aware of the threat of radon. Fortunately at least for us, we are not in major radon areas.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) about 3 years ago

Hi Margaret - We have significant radon in our area - somewhere around 15-20% of homes tested come in over the limit, so testing is pretty standard - and we know that many of the cities here are considering making testing mandatory before a sale.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 3 years ago

This is good advice. I always recommend my buyers test for radon, especially with Georgia being a granite state.

Posted by Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta (Solid Source Realty, Inc.) about 3 years ago