Buying a Home With Radon

Buying a home can be an exciting time and when you find the home of your dreams you need to act fast. If your offer is accepted, you’ll begin the buying process with appraisals and inspections. During these critical steps, it is possible that test results could come back and reveal that you’re buying a home with radon. Don’t panic! You can still have your dream home, you just need to add a radon mitigation system before you move in.

Any radon mitigation system must be maintained to ensure proper functioning. A good maintenance plan is key to keeping your radon mitigation system operating at maximum capacity and keeping your home safe. You can hire a company to maintain your system for you or you can do it yourself. Regardless of what you decide, make sure you take the time to keep your radon mitigation system in tip-top shape.

What are the limitations
on an inspection?

A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.