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If Concerned Get A Radon Test


It has been a wonderfully busy with new listings and sales. Along with the sales there are many different home inspections, including radon.

My last two buyers purchased homes that had elevated radon levels. One was in a near panic the other was not even aware that radon was a concern.

The first had a radon system  recently installed and when we retested the level was well below the EPA maximum of 4 picoCuries. 


This is what an acceptable radon graph looks like.

Radon graph Margaret Rome

The average level, over a two day period, is well below 4.

This shows that the remediation system is working.


Radon can be found in any type of property.


I have seen  elevated levels in brand new homes, historic homes, townhomes, homes on slabs, condominiums and those with and without sump pumps.


Don't let a radon level stop your home purchase.


If you are concerned, get a radon test.



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Comment balloon 4 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • July 14 2018 03:18AM


This is good advice for home buyers. They should get a radon test

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 2 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland as long as the radon mitigation system is installed, there are no issues to worry's all dependent on the material in the ground seeping through the home.... there are often radon readings on the first floor of a home with a full basement.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 2 months ago

In my area I have yet to see a test over 2.    We are lucky on this front.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 2 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Radon is not a problem with sufficient air flow. It can be a problem for tightly built homes. Get the test! Radon is found almost everywhere! Enjoying those granite counters? Thay could be elevating the radon levels in your home! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago