The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that existing radon mitigation systems be tested every two years. This is a recommendation that every homeowner should take seriously.
Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, causing over 21,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.
National Radon Defense hopes to cut down this number by promoting responsible radon testing and mitigation. If you think it's time to inspect your existing radon mitigation system, our dealers can help. Find your local dealer and schedule your inspection by clicking below!
Radioactive radon gas is emitted by soil and rock and can enter the house through a basement, crawl space or slab.
A radon mitigation (or abatement) system uses a fan and a plastic pipe system to extract radon gas from under-house areas and expel this gas harmlessly into the atmosphere. An existing radon mitigation system should be inspected at least once every two years for the following reasons:
Fan failure. The fan contains the only moving parts in a radon system, but fans eventually wear out. Most are warrantied for only 5 years. A radon system inspection will evaluate the condition of the fan so that you can be confident that toxic radon gas will continue to be expelled before it reaches your living space.
Foundation changes. Home remodeling projects sometimes call for foundation changes that impact the performance of an existing radon mitigation system.
Gaps and cracks. The pipe system that extracts radon gas from the soil beneath your house should be as airtight as possible. Over time, gaps and cracks can develop, resulting in poor system performance and possible leakage of radon into the home.
Affordable protection. It won't take long for a radon specialist to inspect an existing radon mitigation system and provide you with a thorough assessment of its performance. The inspection itself, as well as any recommended repair or maintenance work, can be done very affordably. It's a smart way to keep your family safe.
Improved home value. If you plan to sell your house, a properly maintained, well-functioning radon mitigation system will be important to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
Don't be in the dark about your radon mitigation system. National Radon Defense dealers are trained and certified to keep your system in working order. Schedule a radon mitigation system estimate today!