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Radon? How Much Do You Know About It?

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by OSimpson, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. OSimpson

    OSimpson Certified Master Naturalist

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    MYTH: Radon affects only certain kinds of homes.

    FACT: House construction can affect radon levels. However, radon can be a problem in homes of all types: old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, and homes without basements. Local geology, construction materials, and how the home was built are among the factors that can affect radon levels in homes.

    More Information is on the Wildlife Habitat Committee's Website about short term and long term testing benefits for your home.

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  2. chrislyse

    chrislyse New Member

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    I know that i have it...bad. About 5x+ the limit.
     
  3. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    My mother's friend had her granite counter tops professionally tested and the readings were off the charts. She had them ripped out because her pregnant daughter was spending a lot of time at her house. They also had a system installed to mitigate the gas coming in the basement level. I'm from NH (the granite state) and I'll take quartz or corian over granite anyday.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD0ln4zxMK0
     
  4. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Broadlands Real Estate Broker

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    For most home owner it cost less than $1000 to have a simple ventilation system installed that will get rid of it.
     
  5. bailey

    bailey New Member

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    Can anyone recommend a reputable radon testing company?
     
  6. chrislyse

    chrislyse New Member

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    I only did a home test from here for $15: http://sosradon.org/ (which i found off of some VA gov website somewhere).

    So then my next step is to either pay $150-200 for a professional test (most home inspectors can do it) or pay $550-650 to have a system put in that is guaranteed to get you below 4. I'm just planning on putting in the system I think. Not worth risking the family.

    (Note: i have a partial passive system already installed by the builder which was why its a little lower price than quoted above)
     
  7. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Broadlands Real Estate Broker

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    Home Pro 703-560-4663
     
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