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Old 02-08-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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As a Realtor, I would have offered to pay for another test in order to move on. It costs about $100 to have an inspector do the radon test.
If I were you, for $100 I would just hire another inspector to perform the test and then file a small claims suit against the original inspector for your money back. Filing a small claims suit is really easy and costs about $20 (which he would have to pay if you win).
Don't close on a house until you have the proper radon results, once you close, it is your problem. Good luck to you.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Coastal South Carolina
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As a Realtor, I would have offered to pay for another test in order to move on. It costs about $100 to have an inspector do the radon test.
If I were you, for $100 I would just hire another inspector to perform the test and then file a small claims suit against the original inspector for your money back. Filing a small claims suit is really easy and costs about $20 (which he would have to pay if you win).
Don't close on a house until you have the proper radon results, once you close, it is your problem. Good luck to you.
I agree with getting another radon test done with someone else immediately and meanwhile follow up with the initial inspector to get your money back.

And I'd like to add that I've sold 2 homes recently in NJ and PA and had radon tests done on both through the buyer's inspections. We never moved the canisters from where the inspectors placed them. Not everyone is dishonest.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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How old is the home? Approx. 10 years ago, most Twps. required that builders install the piping system required underneath the floor and vented to outside regardless of whether or not radon was an issue. This was so that in the event radon became an issue down the road, all a homeowner would need to do is install a fan into the piping system... the fan costs about $400.00
The house was built in 1939.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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So the inspector is awful! I never seen such bad inspector
your lawyer is got you on hold .
what are both agents or agent doing in the deal. Cant they help,
call someone they know to get it done quickly are they helping you out.
The realtor is a dual realtor. She suggested I hire another inspector to do the test asap. My lawyer suggested the same or take the risk.

I don't want to bother the seller a third time for the test and I'm trying to close by the end of this month. My husband and I decided to close without the test. We will do a radon test once we are in the house and we hope the levels are low and meet the standard. If not, we know the the cost to correct is we have to consume.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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So the inspector is awful! I never seen such bad inspector
your lawyer is got you on hold .
what are both agents or agent doing in the deal. Cant they help,
call someone they know to get it done quickly are they helping you out.
The realtor is a dual realtor. She suggested I hire another inspector to do the test asap. My lawyer suggested the same or take the risk.

I don't want to bother the seller a third time for the test and I'm trying to close by the end of this month. My husband and I decided to close without the test. We will do a radon test once we are in the house and we hope the levels are low and meet the standard. If not, we know the the cost to correct is we have to consume.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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All home inspectors are licensed through the DEP to test and can be fined or worst for not following protocol....call the New Jersey DEP and file a complaint.......800-648-0394
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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Default Radon

Our radon measured very high at 14 --seller paid for a system which cost only 1200 dollars. It is not as expensive as you think.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default 14 high ?

I'm afraid that 14 pCi/l is not all that high.........I'm a New Jersey DEP licensed radon specialist with 20+ years experience in testing and mitigation.......the highest house I have mitigated in South Jersey was 80 pCi/l and that was in the Mickleton area.
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