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How Do I Know If My Radon Mitigation System Is Working Properly?

Feb 5, 2016 3:30:29 PM

Radon mitigation is the process used to reduce radon gas concentrations in the breathing zone of an occupied Cleveland home.

Radon Gas Continuous Monitoring System Test

The EPA protocols require each mitigation system to have a warning device installed as a part of every active radon mitigation system to warn the homeowner if there is a system failure.

This device is called a u-tube manometer and it is the warning system installed on most residential mitigation systems. A u-tube manometer is installed on the vent pipe that is installed into the suction pit underneath the concrete slab of the home. 

Have more questions about radon mitigation? Read our blog post: “Frequently Asked Radon Mitigation Questions.

Table of Contents 

  1. How Does a U-Tube Manometer Work? 
  2. What it Means if the Liquid is Equal on Both Sides
  3. Hire a Certified Specialist
  4. Schedule a Free Mitigation Quote 

How Does A U-Tube Manometer Work? 

A u-tube manometer measure and displays the suction in inches of water column. This is often Installed Radon Mitigation System notated as inch WC. Inches of water column is the amount of pressure inside a pipe.

There is red oil inside the u-tube manometer that shows the pressure inside the radon vent pipe.

To determine whether your radon system is functioningis if the u-tube manometer shows that there is pressure in the pipe.

Homeowners in Cleveland with u-tube manometers installed as part of an active radon mitigation system should look to see if the liquid in the tube is uneven.

If the liquid is equal on both sides, this indicates no pressure and no suction from the fan.

If this is the case, the radon mitigation system is not sucking on the soil gassed underneath the home which means the system is not removing the radon gas from your Cleveland home. 

If you realize there is no pressure in your u-tube manometer you should call a certified radon mitigation specialist at Radon Eliminator to check your system.

Black and Yellow Hazard Symbol

A certified specialist can inspect your system and determine why there is not pressure or suction. More than likely, the malfunctioning fan will need to be replaced.

Radon fans vary in price depending on the model. A certified contractor will review the system installation and determine whether or not the fan that needs replaced is the correct fan based on a number of different variables and diagnostic tests.  

If you need your radon mitigation system replaced our team of experienced professionally certified Radon Mitigation Specialists with state of the art radon removal equipment can help you with your unique challenge. 

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Click on the link below if your radon mitigation system needs replaced or if you would like a Free Radon Mitigation Quote for your Cleveland home to have a new system installed. 

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