If I don't have a basement do I need to perform a radon test?
Yes, Radon testing is important with or without a basement. Here is some more info for you:
yes, it is in the ground also - here is some info for you- and if you sell your home you are required to pay for a radon testing in most states now
Here is an EPA link with areas with zones of radon, Take a look and it can serve as a general guide, but not a hard and fast rule:
This is a reference for Baltimore county, Maryland from the EPA:
Source: EPA 40 Code of Federal Regulations 142.65
Radon testing is not mandatory.
Yes, you do. Here's a link that explains why:
This information may help:
Some parts of the country are more prone to having radon, but it is a good idea to check.
Conduct the test in the lowest livable area of your house that is regularly used 8 to 10 hours per week.
If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
We were told yes.
I never have
Hi Sebastian: Here's a site that has loads of information:
I also read this: Radon comes up out of the ground and enters the home through its foundation, which every home has, each house is susceptible to radon gas. It makes no difference if the building is old, new, insulated, or drafty. All types of homes are at risk of radon whether or not you have a basement.
Good luck and stay safe
Hi this is Peggy. Yes even if you do not have a basement you need to test for radon. Radon Testing is Critical Even if You Do Not Have a Basement. ... This is why it is important for all homes to be tested for Radon gas regardless what style home you have.Aug 6, 2018
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Yes you should test even without a basement. Even if your neighbor tells you they tested and don't have radon, radon can be different from house to house. It's weird but you might have it and they don't. I would definitely do it!
Hi Sebastian, check your state legislations on this, Radon is everywhere in the world.
It is false that you should only test the lowest level. Radon is a gas and it doesn't sink to the lowest level. Test in several areas of your home. If you need radon remediation like a fan that runs all of the time and sucks the radon and is blown outside via a plastic conduit you can get a free test from the government that test the radon for one year after you produce a receipt that the work has been done. Canisters are VERY different depending on where you get them. Do your homework and save yourself a lot of money. Test on lower and upper levels of your house. Read and FOLLOW directions on the canister.
Yes, we had to with our home inspection which was YEARS ago. I need to research if this is something we need to check every so often, especially with my husband work remotely downstairs now.
Well some of that depends on where you live and if you are in a radon hot zone. Since you don't have a basement that is a common living space, it is less likely to be a problem.
Yes you do
Hi! Where I live in Pennsylvania, all homes are tested. Stay safe!
Check with your local building department, they’ll be able to tell you.