Radon Testing Services
Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive. It is the only true measure that will let you know if you and your family are at risk.
How is Radon Measured?
Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter of air (pCi/L). There is no safe level of radon exposure, but the EPA has set a standard at 4 pCi/L. This means they recommend you take action to reduce or remove (mitigate) radon if it measures at or above 4 pCi/L.
Who Typically Has Radon Testing Done?
Homeowners, landlords, and Individuals who own habitable property usually opt for radon tests. Testing has become more prevalent with homeowners who have children and are concerned with exposing their families to radon. Also, individuals involved in real estate transactions often include radon tests as part of the real estate process when buying or selling a home. In fact, requirements for radon testing and/or disclosure of known radon levels may be required by law in your area. (Contact your state radon office for details).
Radon Mitigation - System Installation
Getting rid of it. This process is known as “mitigating” radon and it is suggested that you choose a qualified radon mitigation contractor to install a system to reduce or remove the radon in your home. Most radon systems are known to reduce radon levels in your home up to 99%.
The cost of a radon system varies depending on some of the following criteria:
•The size and design of your home
•The communication test which details the pressure in home
Radon Mitigation - System Maintenance & Repair
If you have a fan powered active system, take the time once per month to look at your warning device, usually a manometer, to make sure the system is working correctly. Fans are quiet, and not always within hearing distance. They may last for five years or more, though manufacturer warranties do vary. At some point it may need to be repaired or replaced. The cost to replace a fan varies as it is based on labor and materials.
We recommend a radon level retest of your home every two years to ensure the continued efficiency of your radon mitigation system. You will want to monitor radon levels to ensure they remain low, below 4 pCi/L. Remember, for your system to provide 24/7 radon reduction service, the fan must run continuously.
Ask us about how you can safely maintain your system to maximize its useful life.
Mitigation Quotes Available Upon Request
Typical Mitigation System Installations
Many homes can have simple systems like these installed.