Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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radon levels Radon levels are not identical within in the same day. That's why they test for several days at a time...sometimes more.  I do like the continuous monitor testing over the canister. You can see the changes. Barometric pressure probably causes more variation changes than seasons. 

Aug 13, 2018 03:33 AM
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   Winter test may show higher concentrations, because the doors and windows are closed. 

    Summer, the windows may be open, ceiling fans running, so the concentration will be less.

Aug 12, 2018 10:09 PM
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Weather conditions can also impact radon levels... rain & humidity especially.  The two day tests common in real estate therefore have significant limitations -- especially if you're testing on two rainy days!  

 

Can you tell radon is a common "issue" in this market?  :)

Aug 13, 2018 04:41 AM
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It can be different for every testing. In our market, there are very specific areas that are more prone to radon that other. But more than season, who, where, and how it is tested is important. -K

Aug 12, 2018 10:23 PM
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Nina Hollander
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It is probably true, but I don't know to what extent. We don't have much of radon issue in my market and the one time I had an issue in a home it was easily determined why and remediated quickly.

Aug 13, 2018 03:47 AM
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No, it's not the same throughout the year...and if it's raining, that raises the levels, sometimes considerably.

Aug 13, 2018 05:29 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
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1 out of every 4 houses comes in high in our area. The tests do vary and the higher level readings happen when there is a high pressure weather system over the area

Aug 13, 2018 04:40 AM
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I would rely on the opinion of a trusted expert.

Aug 13, 2018 07:50 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Over-all radon dissipates fairly uniformly through out the year Praful Thakkar HOWEVER the levels in the home are going to change through out the year depending upon climate. As and example we have high levels in many parts of North Dakota. With the home closed up tight as a drum when the outdoor temp is below zero the level in the home is going to be very high if no mitigation is present. The same home during the summer is more likely to have the windows open so radon levels will record low during that time.

Aug 13, 2018 06:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
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It fluctuates but I'm not sure which way - either warmer or cooler. EPA has tons of info on it so google the question.

Aug 13, 2018 05:19 AM
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It's not something we do in my market, but I seem to recall that levels are higher at certain times of the year at certain temperatures. The inspector should be able to educate on that. This is a question for them.

Aug 13, 2018 03:24 AM
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Of course not.  If it was one wouldn't need to leave a radon detector in place.  Test once and you would have the number...

Aug 13, 2018 05:34 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and Fred Griffin have this one covered.

Aug 13, 2018 05:27 AM
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it's not something we do in my market, so not aware if temperature making it accurate or not.

Aug 12, 2018 10:03 PM
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We don't have it as a concern in So Cal, so I don't know.  Only had one person test for it in 30 years.  Looks like Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland has the authoritative answer.

Aug 13, 2018 09:04 AM
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Lots of useful information in the answers. Thanks for the question, Praful Thakkar 

Aug 13, 2018 06:17 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and others have offered great info here. 

Aug 13, 2018 06:16 AM
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Radon results vary by the minute, and that's why they like to give you an "average" over several days.

Aug 13, 2018 05:23 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
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I would imagine it completely possible. Heck around here you test with rain and the levels can be quite a bit different than days without rain. 

Aug 13, 2018 05:16 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Not an issue in Texas.

Aug 13, 2018 04:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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It is a good idea to just provide a booklet or link to a site if buyers have questions about radon.

Aug 13, 2018 04:36 AM
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I leave all that to the inspectors.

Aug 12, 2018 11:45 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Oh my, I remember about it only from the book at real esate school. 

Aug 13, 2018 08:27 PM
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John Juarez
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I think that you should direct your inquiry to a radon test expert...perhaps a company that does such tests, Praful Thakkar

Radon is not an issue in our area. I have only had 1 done in 20 years...at the request of a client...and it was negative.

Aug 13, 2018 02:00 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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I don't know.

Aug 13, 2018 07:43 AM
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Praful,

You have great answers. A

Aug 13, 2018 06:45 AM
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In Oklahoma this is not something we encounter. We also do not build basements.

Aug 13, 2018 04:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
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You have some good answers.

Aug 13, 2018 03:48 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Sure, depends of the season.

Aug 13, 2018 08:53 PM
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That all depends on the Kardasians new episodes...I think!

Aug 13, 2018 09:56 AM
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Great question - I love that in real estate, we are always continuing to learn...

Aug 13, 2018 09:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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I do not know.  I do not do radon in my market. If we did I would most certainly educate myself and find the best inspectors to do the tests. 

Aug 13, 2018 08:37 AM
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the weather changes the reading.... as the barometer changes, so too will the radon results....

Aug 13, 2018 08:37 AM
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Libby Cousins
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It has to fluctuate or there would be no reason to test or have radon detectors. Why, when or how it fluctuates though is beyond me. I just know we have a detector in the basement. 

Aug 13, 2018 08:26 AM
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Radon is a gas. Like water is seeks out lowest pressure. If the home basement has lower pressure, radon gas will accumulate. Even the radon emitted by those granite counter tops can find its way to the basement.

So, if the environment has a barometric pressure of 29, radon will be less prevalent. However, you will be in the midst of a tornado or category 4 hurricane. 

Aug 13, 2018 05:37 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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Can change daily

Aug 13, 2018 09:12 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I have yet to have an issue with radon in any sale

Aug 13, 2018 05:28 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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From watching those continuous monitoring tests, it does go up and down. I have seen some abnormally high where anther unit was brought in and it was minimal. Time to test the testers

Aug 14, 2018 05:13 AM
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William Feela
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It would also depend on the weatherin the area

Aug 13, 2018 06:34 PM
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good heavens not Ra! 

Aug 13, 2018 09:37 AM
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Will Hamm
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I never heard of that before.

 

Aug 19, 2018 12:16 PM
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Joan Cox
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I would not know, but the reason they do a test for 3 full days is to get an overall reading.

Aug 16, 2018 06:11 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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DEPENDS ON SEASON!  Rates are higher in winter as the windows are closed.

Aug 14, 2018 02:20 PM