The other agents are correct in recommending a second test. perhaps youcan check with your county Health Department on a list of testing companies or a way to confirm the test are being done properly.
Remember, no seller really wants to pay for the remedy to correct a radon problem. It can be several thousand dollars to drill into the concrete and have pipes run all the way through the roof to let the gas escape the confines of the home. Have your agent remind the other agent that this needs to be added to the disclosure and regardless of your decision, they will have to notify the next buyers. Fraud (non-disclosure) in this instance, could cause the seller a lawsuit and the listing agent a fine and loss of a license.
Be firm in your demands if this is the home you desire.
Ken Guillen, Broker
New life Real Estate Group, Inc
Radon seems to shift and move, but you should not.
This is your due diligence period.
Test it again. Ask for more time if needed.
Your agents must be a delight to work with...
The most responsible thing to do is to have the test run again. At that point, if the results are the same, you should definitely negotiate the remediation of the issue with the seller.
Home Appreciators-Real Estate & Renovations
at ERA United Realty
Our agents and the seller's agent have extended our DDP to address the radon issue. The seller will bring in an independent radon inspector to do another 48-hour test (this time using digital equipment...i hope its comparable to the previous canister test). If the results are high, the seller said he would be open to mitigating. Thanks again!