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.
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 townhouses....one 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.
If you have any questions about your home.
Call Margaret Rome