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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.


Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about radon:

  1. What is radon? Should I be concerned about it in Gainesville?

  2. This house has been empty and closed-up for months. Will the radon test come back sky-high?

  3. Can a homebuyer do their own radon test for a real estate transaction with a self-test kit?

  4. How was it determined that between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year are caused by radon?

  5. What’s my chance of getting a high radon reading in Gainesville?

  6. How can I tell if a house has a radon mitigation system?

  7. Should homeowners get a pre-listing radon test before selling their home?

  8. Do granite countertops emit radon?

  9. What is the danger of radon in well water?

  10. Will opening the windows reduce the radon level in a house?

  11. Do I need to test for radon when buying a condominium?

  12. What is the average radon level of indoor and outdoor air in America?

  13. What are a homebuyer’s options when the radon test comes back high (4.0 pico-curies/liter or more)

  14. For how many years does an old radon test result remain valid?

  15. Does Florida have radon?

  16. Can a mobile/manufactured home have a high radon problem?

  17. What are the symptoms of radon poisoning?

  18. How long does it take to get the results of a radon test?

  19. Can the seller tamper with a homebuyer’s radon test to change the results?

  20. Can stormy weather change the radon in a house?

  21. Do older houses have higher radon levels than new houses?

  22. Do radon mitigation systems require maintenance?

  23. What is the operating cost of a radon mitigation system?

  24. Should I buy a house with a radon mitigation system?

  25. Is radon mitigation possible for a condominium?


Radon Testing

$160

in Metro Gainesville

48-hour test, results same
day of test completion

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$120

when done at same
time as  home inspection

    For more information about radon we recommend that you visit the Alachua County Radon Awareness website at http://radon.alachuacounty.us/ or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s radon homepage at http://www.epa.gov/radon/. Click on any of the three report covers below to download consumer guides to radon from the EPA.

   Not sure whether testing for radon is worth the cost? Read our blog post “How can not testing for radon be an expensive mistake for homebuyers?” before you decide.

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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