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Vitaly Petrov, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD

Question about radon test for townhouse without basement in Canton, Baltimore.... would you do radon test?

Asked by Vitaly Petrov, Ellicott City, MD Sun Nov 10, 2013

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Radon is a serious health hazard that is often found in homes with basements. While it is less likely in above ground properties I suppose it would be possible to have radon leak if there were a foundation crack or poor ventilation in the main level. Some buyers are just super cautious. There is little risk to your seller so when I get these requests we just say yes!
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Hi Vitaly,

Radon naturally occurs in rock and soil.

Here are more details from the EPA: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html

If you are concerned about radon, you should test. It does not matter whether there is a basement in the house.

If you have more questions, please let me know.

Marney Kirk

Keller Williams Excellence Realty
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100% yes.. the test is inexpensive and Radon is a serios problem that is easy I to remedy.
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Most radon tests are less than $150.00. For the piece of mind it makes sense.
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I absolutely would have a radon test performed. Radon occurs naturally in the earth and I have seen some very high test results in Maryland recently. It is well worth the money spent.
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