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Old 07-16-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Would it put you off buying a home if it had a radon mitigation system fitted?
The new home we are trying to close on has come back with a radon test of 5.7 pico curies in the unfinished basement but the builder has offered to put in a mitigation system.
My husband is now concerned that if we ever want to sell it , this may be a problem and is just thinking of walking away. Can I have anyone else's thoughts. I am thinking we may run into this problem with any other home we purchase.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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It is recommend that a Radon mitigation system should be installed in new constructions, wheather you have high reading or radon or not.
So, I would think it is a good feature to have a mitigation system.

However, do you want to live in a home with high Radon?
Randon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. I recommend that you get the house tested again after the mitigation being installed to see whether it is effective or not.

A very good site RADON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (http://www.nsc.org/EHC/radon/rad_faqs.htm#1 - broken link)
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Our realtor said that most homes built in the mountains will have radon. I really like this house and would like to close on it if the mitigation is done. The builder has to have another test done once the system is up and running and we are also going to get an independant test done.
As I said my husband wants to walk away. Some people say a mitigation system in a home is a good selling point , other say its blights it???
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