Buying a home is a fun, time-consuming process with many forms, inspections and tests conducted prior to move in. The previous homeowners likely had a radon test completed as part of the sale. However, even if the test came back in acceptable ranges, it is a good idea as a new homeowner to conduct a second test of your own.
A second test allows you to see any discrepancies between your test and the previous owner’s. In light of a sale, sellers may unintentionally or intentionally violate the testing protocols in order to get the desired score needed for the transaction to go through. Retesting can bring you peace of mind and ensure you have the accurate radon levels of the home.
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.
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