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It depends on how much you like to gamble. Simple remediation may not be worth the cost of a professional test. However, we had to breakout slabs and install pipes down in the ground, connect all the pipes together, and then install a pipe up through roof in the garage with an exhaust fan always running. Cost was $$$$$. I wish we could have used that cost to ...


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With an as is sale it would be a waste in my opinion. I would say I might consider having the test if the area was known for radon issues. My last 2 home purchases I have not had radon tests done but the one prior to that I did as it was in an area known for issues and the abatement system was not all there. But again I was able to get the pump and testing ...


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The primary reason I think a professional radon inspection might be worth paying for, in the context of buying a house, is that if radon is found, you'll get a thorough report by a professional that explains where and why radon was found, an estimate for the cost of mitigations, and the risks of not doing that. This then becomes a negotiation tool to get ...


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If the radon test is positive, you may be able to get the seller to pay for all or part of radon mitigation. I just made this mistake -- agreed to buy as-is before the test. Did the test anyway and it came back about twice the recommended maximum level of radon. I should have waited the 5 days for the test to come back. Would've been able to get the ...


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