Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
Buying a Home
Of course, the EPA is going to recommend getting a Radon test, prior to purchasing a home. The interesting aspect of this recommendation in the EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon is that the EPA provides guidance on some of the options a prospective buyer may take.
If the Home Has Already Been Tested for Radon, is it a good idea to decide to accept an earlier test result from the seller? Alternatively, should the buyer ask the seller for a new test conducted by a qualified Radon tester? Good questions to ask.
As usual, the answer leads to more questions, such as...
- The results of previous testing
- Who conducted the previous test and what were their credentials?
- Was the test performed in the lowest part of the home, where you will spend time?
- Has there been remodeling or any change in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sinc the test?
All good things to consider, and there are more deails in the guide.
This series is provided to inform about Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond. On each page, you can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.
For real estate transactions, Short-Term Radon tests are the recommended way to go according to the EPA. Why? Because the turnaround time is pretty fast, which suits the needs of the real estate sales process. Where can you buy your short-term radon test? Amazon of course...
Home Air Quality Monitors
A Radon detector is only one home monitor that you can use to check the indoor air quality of your home at Lake Tahoe and beyond. Here's a handy link to home air quality monitors and other air quality products.