Radon Mitigation – Fixing a Radon Problem the Right Way

The EPA recommends that a radon mitigation system (sometimes referred to as radon remediation), be installed if a home's radon levels are higher than 4 picocuries per liter. Choosing a Mitigation Company – For the installation of a radon mitigation system, it is best to hire a qualified mitigation company.


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These individuals or companies are often certified by state regulatory agencies such as the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection). If you do not have a state certification, you can look for a certified mitigator with NEHA (National Environmental Health Association). 

The mitigation company will usually visit your home to determine the best layout of the system and the fan size for the foundation on which it is being built. The system's cost can then be estimated. Once you have chosen the contractor, expect to wait 1-2 days for the installation.

Life after radon mitigation – After installation, it is recommended to test a radon mitigation device. After the system has been in operation for at least 24 hours, a test can be done. 

The initial test usually uses a short-term test. The contractor might include a radon testing kit or professional company retest in the estimate. You can even search online for more information about radon mitigation.