How to install a Radon Mitigation System in a finished basement?

Recently professionals have traced the presence of Radon gas in and out of the households of the USA. 

But what exactly is Radon, and why is it harmful? Radon is a chemical compound that comes in its gas state in homes. Its occurrence comes from the splitting of radioactive elements like uranium deep inside the earth. The gas evolves out of the ground to the air above. It escapes the grounds through the interior cracks. The radioactive gas can harm your health at ease, showing the desperate need for a mitigation system at home!

How to install a Radon Mitigation System in a finished basement?

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What are the options for Radon mitigation system installation?

If you are facing health issues due to the presence of Radon gas in the house recently, you might be looking for installing a radon mitigation system now. But how? The first thing that you need to do is contact a professional in the radon mitigation system installation field. Your hired professional might take a quick tour of your house from inside and outside. Depending on the structure and rooms of the house, they decide in which way to install the radon mitigation system. Here are a few ways of radon mitigation system installation:

  • Internal process: 

The basic process of radon mitigation system installation is the interior setup. You would need to have the internal format which is nothing but an attic, a garage, and a mechanical room. The professionals can use the vending machine or the pipes along with the mitigation system. They put the device in the mechanical room and run the piping through the attic, leaving the garage. Nobody coming to your place can ever notice the end of the radon mitigation system piping from the garage quickly.

  • Exterior process:

The second way which is less pleasing and not cost-effective is the exterior process of radon mitigation system installation. You would need a basement and the attics for this process. Professionals try their level best to keep the entire mitigation system work on the backside of the house. It mainly depends on the basement location at your place. 

How to understand if you need a Radon Mitigation System in a finished basement?

If you are not sure whether you need a Radon mitigation system at home or not, then the best way to understand that is by doing a radon elevation level test. Generally, people check for the radon present in the property before selling the real estate. But if this takes place before selling the property or during the residing period, you can ask the professionals to take a quick elevation test. You should not worry if the radon elevation level is less than 4.0 pCi/L. But if the elevation level of Radon reaches 4.0 pCi/L or more, it might be harmful to you to breathe such toxic air. You would need to consult a professional immediately and get the Radon mitigation system directly.

How to choose a professional mitigation specialist?

If you find traces of Radon at your place, then the first person you should reach out to should be a mitigation specialist. But how would you know if the specialist would suit your needs? If you want to know more, then here are a few factors which you should consider before hiring a radon mitigation specialist:

  • Experience:

Before hiring a radon mitigation system specialist, the first and foremost thing you should consider is his work experience in mitigation processes. You can check his history of work and the companies he has served before. This strategy will help you if don’t want to compromise in any way when it comes to choosing a mitigation specialist for your home. 

  • Technologies and tools:

With the advancement of science, technologies have also taken equal steps in advancement. The second and most essential thing you should consider before choosing a radon mitigation specialist is his work processes, technologies used, and tools in the field. You should understand the difference between outdated and recent tools professionals use in the 21st century to treat radon mitigation systems. 

  • Punctuality:

Another hack that you should not forget while choosing your radon mitigation system installer is punctuality. There are times when you have to leave your place for safety purposes during the installation of radon mitigation systems. But the professionals working on the field allot a specific period within which they promise you safety and make sure you can get back to the house as soon as possible. But some of the professionals fail to stand up to their words in reality. Punctuality in work is the critical factor to professionalism. 

  • Reviews:

One of the main things you should not miss out on is the reviews on the official website. Most of the things in today’s world take place in an online process. If you are planning to hire a team of professionals from an online site, you can quickly judge their work beforehand only from the customer reviews on the page. You can make sure to read the comments and verify the authenticity of the team of professionals or the company whom you are hiring!

Radon Mitigation System DIY 

Are you concerned regarding the radon contaminated air at your home? Well, to your surprise, you can get rid of the harmful gas all by yourself now. The following points can help you out with the process now:

  • Make a hole:

The best way to get through a DIY radon mitigation system installation would be to use the basement. The first thing you need to do is make a quick hole in the wall using a drill. The hole should be big enough for a 3-inch pipe to pass.

  • Dig out under the slab:

Once you make the hole on the basement wall, you can use a dagger to dig out the soil under the slab. The digging is for the mitigation pipe to pass through from the house’s interior to the exterior. 

  • Run pipes:

The next essential step in the whole process is to run the pipes properly through the underground digging from the cellar to the attic. The attic can easily cover up the traces of mitigation pipes for radon contamination treatment at ease.

  • Seal it:

As you know, it is essential and aesthetic to cover your tracks always. You can quickly seal the diggings under the slabs to make the radon mitigation system installation aesthetic. 

  • The fan:

One of the essential things you need to take care of is the radon fan’s setup. You can install a fan 24/7 every day to reduce the condensation of Radon in the pipelines from one of the ends.

So, what keeps you waiting further? Hire a professional today for fixing radon mitigation system problems!  

Author: Joshua

I am a certified radon gas measurement specialist for both air and water with an experience of more than 5 years in this field..Healthy Homes, Healthy You ! ! !

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