You probably have questions if you’ve tested your home for radon and discovered high concentrations of the gas there. Is radon harmful? What do radon mitigation systems consist of? What is the price of installation? Is it possible for me to lower my radon levels without hiring a professional?

When you work with a reputable radon mitigation company, radon remediation may be completed swiftly and will increase your home’s value right away.

What you should know about radon mitigation is provided here.

What is Radon Mitigation?

The process of radon mitigation, sometimes referred to as remediation or abatement lowers or eliminates radon gas levels in a structure. The various radon mitigation methods are described below.

Radon mitigation done right and well achieves two goals:

  • By properly releasing the radon gas outside of the building, it lowers its concentration inside your house.
  • Before it may enter a building, properly built radon mitigation systems remove the radon gas from beneath the foundation.

What Is a Radon Mitigation System?

The optimum form of radon mitigation system will depend on the style of your home. Houses are typically grouped based on the type of foundation they have. To reduce the radon levels in your home, a contractor may employ one of several techniques. While some methods lower radon levels after it has entered your house, others work to prevent radon from entering in the first place. The EPA generally suggests radon entrance prevention techniques.

A radon system fan and underground pipes can be utilized in many situations to minimize radon. These devices, known as active soil depressurization, don’t require significant home modifications. Before it can enter the house, these devices eliminate radon gas from beneath the concrete floor, a membrane in a crawl space, and the foundation. Other techniques used by radon professionals might also be effective in your house. The ideal system is determined by your home’s design and other elements.

Your contractor may be able to determine the greatest system with the aid of whatever knowledge you may have regarding the building of your home. Following a visual evaluation of your home by your contractor, an appropriate system will be designed. To help create the optimum radon reduction system for your house, the contractor may need to conduct diagnostic tests if this examination is insufficiently informative. The specifics of your home, such as the foundation design and the type of material under your house, as well as the contractor’s experience with homes similar to yours and similar radon test results, will determine whether diagnostic tests are necessary.

One of the four methods of active soil depressurization—sub-slab depressurization, drain tile depressurization, sump hole depressurization, or block wall depressurization—is typically used to lower radon levels in homes with basements or slab-on-grade foundations. The most popular and effective method for eliminating radon is sub-slab-depressurization. In this technology, a suction pipe or pipes enter the crushed rock or dirt underneath the slab through the slab. The pipes could alternatively be buried outside the home, beneath the concrete slab. The radon gas is drawn from underneath the home and released into the open air by a radon vent fan that is attached to the suction pipe.

The mitigation strategy for a crawlspace in your house will depend on the kind of flooring, how accessible it is, and how big the area is. Sub-slab suction is the preferred mitigation method if the crawlspace has a concrete floor. Sub-membrane suction is the ideal mitigation method if the structure has an earthen floor. Sub-membrane depressurization involves covering the floor with a thick plastic sheet that is adhered to the foundation piers, crawlspace walls, and any membrane penetrations. The radon is then extracted from beneath the membrane and vented outside using a radon system fan and pipe system.

Connecting the active soil depressurization system to the current water control system can effectively limit damage to homes that have water control mechanisms like sump pumps, French drains, or an outside loop of underground water-collection pipe.

Mitigation of radon necessitates specialized knowledge. The amount of radon in your home won’t be greatly decreased by do-it-yourself methods. Working with seasoned experts who are qualified and insured and who have the skills necessary to complete the work promptly and to the highest standards is vital since substandard or inexpensive work may fail to reduce radon levels.


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Andy Bartels February 2022

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EnviroTech did a great job. Decreased our radon level from 15.9 to 0.3. Didn't cost too much, and got the job done cleanly in a few hours.

Sherry Ruyle March 2022

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Scott does amazing work, he is very well educated and is quick to respond. He has personally done work for me and I have referred him to others as well.

R N-StL January 2022

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First step in improving future health risk for us and our families. Scott was helpful and answered all questions we had about testing to validate an initial charcoal canister test. Our next steps will be mitigation likely thru EnviroTech Radon.

BandL Orf February 2022

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Scott was great and made everything really simple from start to finish. He was clear about options, pricing, etc. and did a great job. Highly recommend!

Ashley Cartlidge January 2022

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Scott was incredible to work with. He provided a detailed quote before install, which was significantly less expensive than competitors. He was also able to hide the radon system in our garage and out our roof, so it is unnoticeable from the street. Our levels before install was 6, which now after install is under 1. He was extremely professional, courteous and we would absolutely recommend EnviroTech to anyone needing a radon system.

Jessica Purdy December 2021

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Scott installed a radon mitigation system in my home recently. It was a great experience! He was quick, professional and did excellent work at a great price. We are so happy to have our radon problem solved. Highly recommend.

Katie Gilmore January 2022

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Scott installed our pipe to mitigate the radon in our basement, and we are quite pleased with the service we received! It was done in a timely manner, was within our budget, and he was very kind and courteous.

James Sandfort January 2022

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Scott was on time and did professional work. He answered all of my questions (and I had many). He was responsive to emails. The system was installed without any complications and the cleanup was great. Best of all the system has been working with radon levels below the level for concern. Highly recommend

L Ck March 2022

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Excellent responsiveness, clean and quality work. Highly recommend for home sellers. Environtech exceeded my expectations with professionalism installing a proven system with warranty that exceeds other firms. Was impressed with how they used drop cloths to keep workspace clean and cleaned up after their job.
My thanks to Scott, Ben and crew for their capability to install and successfully test the system well before my closing date, at short notice and with no surprises on the reasonable price estimate!

Kim Blackmore February 2022

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Scott @ Envirotech installed a radon mitigation system in the house I was selling in December of 2021.

His competitors should watch out because Scott is a triple threat:
*Flexible. This was an unforeseen need and Scott went out of his way to get it installed prior to our existing closing date, something no one else I contacted was able or willing to do.
*Affordable. While timing was more important than cost, Scott still came in below everyone else. Huge bonus!
*Reliable. His work seemed exemplary and was done on time. He also followed up to ensure the system was working properly.

Both myself and the home buyers were very pleased with the entire process. I would recommend Envirotech to anyone needing a radon expert!
 
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