If high concentrations of radon are found in your home, you have several options. Since radon is only a problem when it is concentrated in high volume, improving the ventilation in an area is often sufficient to solve the problem. In other cases, it may be necessary to limit the amount of radon seeping into the home by sealing or otherwise obstructing the access points. Once again, a professional should be engaged to ensure the radon is effectively blocked. Typical radon mitigation systems can cost between $800 and $2500, according to the EPA. Call us for a free radon inspection bid today.
If you're buying or selling a home, radon can be a significant issue. Buyers should be aware of the radon risk in their area and determine whether a radon test is needed. When in doubt, the EPA always recommends testing. The cost of the test can be built into the house price. If test results already exist, make sure they are recent or that the home has not been significantly renovated since the test was performed. If in doubt, get a new test done. If your selling a home, having a recent radon test is a great idea. By being proactive, you can assure potential buyers is no risk and avoid the issue from the start.
So whether you have an old home or a new one, live in an old mining town or in the middle of the Great Plains, radon is a reality. But it is a reality that we can live with. Proper radon testing and mitigation can eliminate radon as a health threat. For more information, visit the EPA web site.
Was Your System Installed Properly?
"To prevent re-entrainment of radon, the point of discharge from vents of fan-powered soil depressurization and block wall depressurization systems shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) be above the eave of the roof, (2) be ten feet or more above ground level, (3) be ten feet or more from any window, door, or other opening into conditioned spaces of the structure that is less than two feet below the exhaust point, and (4) be ten feet or more from any opening into an adjacent building. The total distance (ten feet) from the point of discharge to openings in the structure may be measured either directly between the two points or be the sum of measurements made around intervening obstacles. Whenever possible, the exhaust should be positioned above the highest eave of the building and as close to the roof ridge line as possible."
Reliable has a proven track record of radon reduction in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. We offer a free, no obligation bid for installing a radon reduction system in your home. Our reduction systems come with a free post installation test($165 value) to ensure we have successfully reduced radon to safer levels. If you are interested in scheduling a no obligation bid or have questions about radon reduction please give us a call. One of our NRPP certified members will answer any and all questions. If you are unsure about the radon levels in your home click here.