I listed a house in Newark for a seller whose employer was transferring him out of town. They used a national relocation company whose policy was to test all properties in all locations for radon. The test was done.
I aided a buyer to buy a Union City home. He insisted on a radon test.
In both cases, the results of the tests showed negligible levels of radon far below any level of concern.
If you absolutely insist on having a radon test, you could call Richard Fanelli at Environmental Remediation Technologies in San Jose to discuss the matter with an expert. His number is 408-866-4141.
You are reading the section of the Natural Hazard Disclosure referring to radon gas. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium and radium, naturally found in soil and rock throughout the world.
There are three levels. Without exception, every Natural Hazard Report I have ever seen states Level 2 for radon. I checked this a number of years ago and discovered that, as near as I can tell, all of California is Level 2.
As stated by Brian, Iâ€™ve never had anyone do a radon test. These tests are more prevalent in places where levels are higher AND homes have basements. High levels of radon gas can build up in basements and, if not dealt with, can cause health issues. Homes in areas with high levels also have vents that allow the gas to escape. I have never encountered a single home in the bay area with vents designed to alleviate radon gas.
With this in mind, Iâ€™m sure you can google Radon Inspectors and find one locally â€“ I have never used one. And â€¦ since the entire bay area is Level 2, if you are concerned about this, you might want to consider living somewhere else â€¦ like Idaho â€¦
After 25 years in real estate I haven't heard any stories about radon gases in Fremont
here are a few websites:
There's also another link when you go there on Radon / Granite Counter tops.
Happy funding, Rudi