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Old 10-01-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Had a radon test in a home we bought in Colonia and found high levels. Can anyone suggest what is the best course of action to do next. Is mitigation of radon expensive?
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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Was the radon test done before you closed on the house? It should have been part of the home inspection. Typically, the homeowner is responsible for radon remediation. The last house my buyers and I came across that had higher than healthy radon levels was remediated for $1800, including town permits.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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Had a radon test in a home we bought in Colonia and found high levels. Can anyone suggest what is the best course of action to do next. Is mitigation of radon expensive?
I assume you have no closed yet. It can be corrected but the sellers need to pay for that. Have your Lawyer take care of that.
Diane
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:52 PM
 
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I'm assuming this is the house you inherited? The mitigation should be fairly inexpensive- typically under $3,000. One note- have an independent company do the post-remediation test- there's too many cases of the house "conveniently" passing the remediation contractor's test, only to fail an independent test later.

Bob
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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I'm assuming this is the house you inherited? The mitigation should be fairly inexpensive- typically under $3,000. One note- have an independent company do the post-remediation test- there's too many cases of the house "conveniently" passing the remediation contractor's test, only to fail an independent test later.

Bob
yes Bob good memory and it my parents house so the estate would have to pay...of course I am half of the estate. Anyone suggest a good company to do the work?
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:49 PM
 
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yes Bob good memory and it my parents house so the estate would have to pay...of course I am half of the estate. Anyone suggest a good company to do the work?
Get Prices But I know Arrow does that. I believe they have offices all over NJ

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Old 10-01-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Shop around the average price is about $1200, although it could be more since New Jersey has some strict state licensing requirements.

Here is the website of NEHA. Where most radon professionals receive their training....National Radon Proficiency Program
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:50 AM
 
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Shop around the average price is about $1200, although it could be more since New Jersey has some strict state licensing requirements.

Here is the website of NEHA. Where most radon professionals receive their training....National Radon Proficiency Program
thanks with a name like yours I would guess you know something about radon
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Shop around the average price is about $1200, although it could be more since New Jersey has some strict state licensing requirements.

Here is the website of NEHA. Where most radon professionals receive their training....National Radon Proficiency Program
We have found the cost to be about that 1200. As Estate homeowners at the time, it was paid for at closing, for the new home owner to put it in at a later date.

In Pa we had the radon fixed and that company just collected at the closing from the Estate there. That unit was put in before closing. In both cases it was about 1200. I even think less then that in Pa.

Usually the real estate office will give you a few people to contact.
It really was settled with no issues at all.
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