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Old 09-06-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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Would this include the Idaho Falls area too?
Is Rigby full of Radon?
Yes, I bought a home in Rigby only to drive over 800 miles back home and got the inspection that showed unsafe moderate levels of radon in the basement. The basement was huge and was going to be my gym, also room for a pool table, and jukebox. I am no longer looking there.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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There are lots of places 'full or radon'. This is very common in parts of the Appalachians in the east; the maps where it is highest are all over the internet. There are plenty of ways to remediate radon and keep the levels at or below naturally occurring levels. Test and remediate if it's of concern; it usually just means some sort of basement or crawlspace ventilation system. Nothing difficult.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Yes, I bought a home in Rigby only to drive over 800 miles back home and got the inspection that showed unsafe moderate levels of radon in the basement. The basement was huge and was going to be my gym, also room for a pool table, and jukebox. I am no longer looking there.
Why not?
All it takes to clear the radon out is a small squirrel cage fan to blow it outside. If you could get a hot deal on the house due to the radon presence, that fan would be a might cheap remedy that could save you thousands of bucks on the buy.

If it was me, I'd go to a plumber, ask how much it would cost for radon remediation, and see if you can use the scare to your advantage before giving up on the house.
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Old 09-07-2019, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Why not?
All it takes to clear the radon out is a small squirrel cage fan to blow it outside. If you could get a hot deal on the house due to the radon presence, that fan would be a might cheap remedy that could save you thousands of bucks on the buy.

If it was me, I'd go to a plumber, ask how much it would cost for radon remediation, and see if you can use the scare to your advantage before giving up on the house.
If they don't want to look there any longer then why bug them about it. It's their money, they can live where they want. After all it's not only in your house. It is probably widespread in the area in places you visit that are not taken care of properly. Why take a chance. Are cancer, and other diseases more prevalent in the area? Many things to take into consideration. But for them, it's a deal breaker.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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The radon levels are considered high enough to be either 'moderate' or elevated' of in at least 2/3 of the USA. The EPA recommends not taking it for granted anywhere. Bottom line is that it is not any unusual concern in one place versus another... test and remediate if necessary regardless of where you live. There is NO spot in the USA where it is guaranteed to not be an issue.



Making any big deal of it in Idaho or Pennsylvania or Tennessee or Kansas or Florida or California seems to expose ignorance of the facts, and perhaps of the source: rocks and dirt. If it concerns you, it should concern in you in the whole North American continent because Canada is not any different, and Mexico has plenty of igneous rocks that are highest in radon. Metamorphic rocks can be the same way as much of that is formed from igneous rocks. As is dirt.. and water that flows through such rock.



https://www.epa.gov/sites/production...nemapcolor.pdf


Other useful info:
https://www.radon.com/radon_facts/
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Why not?
All it takes to clear the radon out is a small squirrel cage fan to blow it outside. If you could get a hot deal on the house due to the radon presence, that fan would be a might cheap remedy that could save you thousands of bucks on the buy.

If it was me, I'd go to a plumber, ask how much it would cost for radon remediation, and see if you can use the scare to your advantage before giving up on the house.

Use it as a negotiation tool and upon contingency of sale. See if it can be remedied or removed.

Besides Rigby has some very nice homes and some are in very nice rural areas.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:05 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The radon levels are considered high enough to be either 'moderate' or elevated' of in at least 2/3 of the USA. The EPA recommends not taking it for granted anywhere. Bottom line is that it is not any unusual concern in one place versus another... test and remediate if necessary regardless of where you live. There is NO spot in the USA where it is guaranteed to not be an issue.



Making any big deal of it in Idaho or Pennsylvania or Tennessee or Kansas or Florida or California seems to expose ignorance of the facts, and perhaps of the source: rocks and dirt. If it concerns you, it should concern in you in the whole North American continent because Canada is not any different, and Mexico has plenty of igneous rocks that are highest in radon. Metamorphic rocks can be the same way as much of that is formed from igneous rocks. As is dirt.. and water that flows through such rock.



https://www.epa.gov/sites/production...nemapcolor.pdf


Other useful info:
https://www.radon.com/radon_facts/

Yes makes sense to me.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:06 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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There are lots of places 'full or radon'. This is very common in parts of the Appalachians in the east; the maps where it is highest are all over the internet. There are plenty of ways to remediate radon and keep the levels at or below naturally occurring levels. Test and remediate if it's of concern; it usually just means some sort of basement or crawlspace ventilation system. Nothing difficult.
You mean this radon issue only applies to houses that have basements only?
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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You mean this radon issue only applies to houses that have basements only?
No radon can concentrate in crawl spaces too.
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