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DIY Radon Mitigation, Why It's Not a Good Idea

Jan 14, 2019 11:43:49 AM

The Importance of Having a Professional Install your Radon Mitigation System

Do you have elevated levels of Radon Gas in your Ohio home?

Did you have a Radon Test performed and found out that your radon gas levels are above the EPA recommended action level? 

Radon Gas Entering a Home

If you know that your home contains high levels of this dangerous gas, you may have already determined that you will need to have a Radon Mitigation installed to reduce the radon concentration levels in your home. 

There are many people out there that like to do things themselves, whether they enjoy it or they just believe with the right tools and YouTube video they can figure anything out.

Now, this is a great attitude when it comes to certain things, however, when it comes to installing a Radon Mitigation system, this is NOT a DIY project that you should try to tackle, and we will explain why! 

Are you considering a DIY radon mitigation because you have recently purchased a home with high levels of Radon? Read our blog post: "Buying a home with Radon Gas, Here's What You Need to Know.

Table of Contents 

  1. The Importance of Hiring a Professional to Install a Radon Mitigation System
  2. Selling your Home
  3. Hire a Professional
  4. Contact Radon Eliminator
  5. Schedule a Free Mitigation Estimate 
Why you should Always Hire a Professional to Install your Radon Mitigation System

Having your radon mitigation system installed by a professional is important for a few reasons: 

1. There are rules and regulations that need to be followed when installing a radon mitigation system. These rules are set in place by The Ohio Department of Health. Even if you find the exact rules and follow them to a T, your system will not be recognized as valid because you do not have a mitigation certification from the ODH stating that you passed the necessary course and exam that is required to be able to install a removal system. 

You may be wondering, why is this certification important? Or, why does it matter if my system isn't seen as "valid"? 

These are good questions, and the answer has to do with selling your home. 

2. If you ever try to sell your house, your DIY system will not be valid and more than likely you will have to tear it down and have a professional install a new one. 

You will be required to show the potential buyers the radon test results before the system was installed and after, however, even if you can prove that the levels were reduced, you will not be able to provide paperwork for the installation, and without it, the new buyer won't have any sort of warranty or guarantee that the system is effective. 

Now imagine you go to all the trouble of looking up the ODH rules and buying your own equipment and having the system installed and several years later you try to sell your home and the only thing stopping the sale is the mitigation system.

You now have to tear it down and pay to have a new one installed. 

Or worse yet, what if you install the system and do a re-test but the levels are still the same?

When you hire a professional, they determine where the system needs to be installed in your home in order to have the best outcome for success. What's even better is if for some reason they do not bring the levels down they will come back and do whatever needs to be done at no additional cost you. 

Trying to install a mitigation system on your own is not worth the hassle that it may not work the first time, or that you may not be able to leave it installed forever. Don't waste your time and money by trying to do a project that is best left to the professionals. 

Contact Radon Eliminator for your Ohio Mitigation Needs 

When you find out that your Ohio home needs a radon mitigation system installed, it's best to contact a professionally licensed company to complete the installation for you. 

Radon Mitigation Experts

Radon Eliminator gives free estimates over the phone. We know you're busy, so if it's easier for you to speak on the phone during your lunch break, we will ask the details of your home and provide you with a free quote for installation. We can also answer any questions that you may have regarding the mitigation process. 

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Once we come to an agreement on the price, we can install the system the next day and it will be finished within 3-5 hours. 

Our team will always leave a post-mitigation radon testing monitor once the installation is complete to ensure that we have done our job properly and that the system is working optimally. 

As mentioned earlier, our team will always return at no additional cost if the system has not reduced the radon levels below the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 piC/L. 

Don't run the risk of having a system that doesn't work properly by trying to install it on your own, avoid the frustration and contact the Licensed specialists at Radon Eliminator for a free over-the-phone estimate today. 

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