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Old 08-20-2019, 08:55 PM
 
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Any experience with radon testing in your homes? Especially middlesex county? Do you know if there is any risk sleeping in basement?


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Old 08-20-2019, 11:19 PM
 
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According to the official New Jersey radon map, radon levels in Middlesex county range from low to high. It's a good idea to have your house tested. You can buy do it yourself radon test kits through Amazon, or from Home Depot or your local hardware store.


https://www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/radon/images/rpmap2015.pdf
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:40 PM
 
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According to the official New Jersey radon map, radon levels in Middlesex county range from low to high. It's a good idea to have your house tested. You can buy do it yourself radon test kits through Amazon, or from Home Depot or your local hardware store.


https://www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/radon/images/rpmap2015.pdf
Interesting map. Looked at it quickly and saw that almost the entire western half in Morris County, Sussex County, and Warren County are Red (Level 1, High Level). When I signed the contract for my house, the paperwork stated that the town I was buying in was a Level 2 (Moderate) town.

So, I’m getting ready to call Alan Dershowitz (nah, forget him now, how about Ron Kuby) to sue my builder. Then, I zoom in real close on the map, and see these two tiny orange splotches in Western Morris County... Mount Arlington and Netcong.

I live in one of those two towns! Woo-Hoo! I win (I guess).

Seriously, it’s always a good idea to check the levels out. My house has a passive system and my basement is a walkout with a window, but still better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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Any experience with radon testing in your homes? Especially middlesex county? Do you know if there is any risk sleeping in basement?


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You can buy the kit at Home Depot, they are cheap. You sent it off to the lab and get results. That will give you a real answer. Cost was like buying a large pizza.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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According to the official New Jersey radon map, radon levels in Middlesex county range from low to high.
... but two neighboring houses can have differing levels of radon in their basements. Several years after moving into my house, I tested the radon level in the basement, and it was elevated. Of course, I had a radon exhaust system installed. After that experience, my next door neighbor tested his basement for radon, and the air registered in the "normal" range.

Even if someone lives in an area that is supposedly radon-free, it is definitely a good idea to run that test. And, if there is an elevated level of radon, I wouldn't suggest sleeping in the basement until remediation has been carried out.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:36 AM
 
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Interesting map. Looked at it quickly and saw that almost the entire western half in Morris County, Sussex County, and Warren County are Red (Level 1, High Level). When I signed the contract for my house, the paperwork stated that the town I was buying in was a Level 2 (Moderate) town.
Radon is common in Morris County. My friend in Rockaway had to get a mechanical vent installed on his house. I see them attached to many houses throughout the area.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:00 PM
 
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Default sold my home in Burlington County 2017

it did not pass radon inspection. paid $1,500 to correct problem...................
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