Radon gas enters your home when it escapes from the soil under your house, and warm air rises from crawl spaces or the lowest level of your home and enters the upper floors.
This creates a vacuum in the lower levels that pulls air and radon through pores and cracks in the walls and foundation of your home.
It's recommended that everyone has their home tested for radon.
When you test your home and find that you have an elevated radon level which is four picocuries per liter of air or higher, the EPA recommends that you have it reduced to protect your health.
The first question most people have when they find they need a radon mitigation system is; "How much does it cost?"
In the article below, we will discuss a few things that influence the cost of a radon mitigation system.
Is your home in need of radon mitigation? Schedule an appointment with Radon Eliminator today!
Table of Contents
- What's Radon Gas?
- Radon Testing
- The Cost of Radon Mitigation Systems
- Things To Consider About Price
- Finding a Radon Mitigation Professional
- Contact Radon Eliminator
What's Radon Gas?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that's invisible to the naked eye.
It's a radioactive gas that occurs naturally deep within the soil.
It is formed from the natural decay of uranium in rock and soil deep within the earth.
Radon can be found in all 50 states. As a result, everyone needs to have their home tested for radon.
Radon gas can accumulate in air and water, although it's much more common to be in the air.
It has a half-life of approximately four days, so radon gas can quickly build up in your home. This is especially true if it isn't ventilated well.
Many people don't realize that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
An estimated 21,000 preventable deaths occur every year due to lung cancer caused by radon poisoning in the United States.
It's the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
This is why testing your home and installing a mitigation system is important regardless of the price.
Before you can know if you need radon mitigation installed in your home, you have to test your home for radon.
It's possible to check your radon levels yourself with a radon test kit from a home improvement store for between $20 and $50.
However, if you want to ensure complete and accurate results, you should have your radon level test performed by a certificated radon mitigation contractor using a sophisticated radon detector.
A radon test performed by a professional will cost between $150 to $800, depending on your home's size and configuration.
The Cost of Radon Mitigation Systems
The price of a radon mitigation system depends on several factors.
Things that influence the cost of your mitigation system are your foundation type and the size of your home, among others.
The cost of a radon mitigation system averages between $750 to $5,000 per home.
Most people in an average single-family home pay between $1,100 and $2,500, for their system, with $1,400 being the average cost.
However, it's best not to choose your mitigation system based on price alone.
Some contractors may cut corners to win a contract.
Be very cautious of low-priced contractors, and always do your homework before making a decision.
What's the point of getting a radon mitigation system if it doesn't do the job? You want to use the method that is most beneficial for your needs. Read our blog post: "Effective Radon Mitigation Methods." for more information.
Things to Consider About Price
Several factors will affect the price of your radon system cost. Here are just a few of them:
Your city may require a permit to install your radon mitigation system.
These permits generally cost somewhere between 25 to 150 dollars.
Any additions made to your electrical system to lower your level of radon will also require a permit and a state electrical inspection, adding to the cost of your system.
As we mentioned above, your radon system may require an electrician to wire the radon fan.
This is important because radon contractors aren't licensed electricians and can't pull the appropriate permit.
If his work causes a fire, insurance won't cover it.
The key to getting your levels of radon lower is to get suction under your entire home.
For larger homes, this may require more than one suction point.
If your home has multiple foundations or any additions, it will often require numerous suction points.
Location of Radon Fan
Regardless of the type of mitigation system you have, the location of the radon fan will have a substantial impact on the cost of radon mitigation.
Outdoor systems are cheaper because fewer parts and labor are required.
Finding a Radon Mitigation Professional
Finding a qualified radon mitigation specialist may be the most critical part of the entire process.
It will require a little investigating on your part.
You'll need to check reviews and ratings for any professional you find in your area.
Be sure to ask about experience and any licenses or certifications they have.
If a radon mitigation system isn't installed correctly, it's useless.
Contact Radon Eliminator
If you think you may need a radon mitigation system for your home, make sure you get it tested first.
Knowing the air quality of your home will give you peace of mind and leave you breathing a little easier.
To test your potential home for radon and potentially have a radon mitigation system installed by a professional radon mitigation company, contact Radon Eliminator.
Radon Eliminator will test your home for radon. If your results come back high, they will install a radon mitigation system to make your new home safe to live in, all for a reasonable price.
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