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"Radon was not present when I bought my home?" Say Mr. & Mrs Sellers
My buyers submits an offer on a beautiful single family home in Potomac Falls Virginia. The home sellers had done every update you can imagine in last 5 years they had owned the home.
Things were moving along very well till we got the radon result. The radon levels were above the EPA recommended 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L.

Sellers were bit upset since they had bought the home about 5 years back and did the radon test, the levels were normal. They question the listing agent and me "Radon was not present when I bought my home?" How come it is higher?

They could not justify why the radon needs to be remediated where it could be a one time thing that they levels were higher and not be an issue for rest of the ownership period.

While the fact may be the Radon levels were lower when you tested, Radon levels can vary from season to season.

As we know "Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country.

If your home does not have high level of Radon but your neighbors home could have significant higher level. Only way to find out is perform a air quality test. If the test results are high the solution is to mitigate which in the Northern Virginia area can cost $800- $1200 approx.

Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:03 PM by Ritu Desai


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