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Radon Mitigation – Cost of Ownership (Part 4)

Radon Mitigation
Cost of Ownership (Part 4)

Welcome to Part 4 in this series on radon mitigation – cost of ownership.  If you missed Part 1Part 2, or Part 3 you can click the link to catch up. In part 4 of this series, we will look at the maintenance and monitoring after an optimized radon mitigation installation in your home.  

Maintenance:

After your installation is completed you will want to have an independent radon measurement professional perform a radon test in your home.  This test is typically performed within the first 30 days after installation is completed.

After you have the results, add a copy of this testing report to your paperwork for your system.  Keeping all your records together will be beneficial for you in the long term.

The radon mitigator should have installed a U-tube manometer in a convenient location for you to see.  This device shows you that your fan is working because the liquid is being pulled up on one side.  If the level of the liquid was the same on both sides you would know that the fan is not working.

There may also be an alarm system installed as well.  The AARST standards do call out for both items.  The radon alarm will sound if the fan is not working.  Both of these devices can be installed up to 50 feet away from the piping.  Locating these items in a closet is a great way to make them available to the homeowner without them being in their main settings.

As for other additional maintenance, there is nothing that you need do regularly except checking these devices.

The EPA does recommend that you have a radon measurement professional check your radon levels every two years.  If you do remodel your home, having this done after you complete the remodel would be a good time to have this check again, even if it hasn’t been two years.

U tube manometer and alarm
Direct mount u tube manometer
Direct mount alarm
Luft Weekly Report
One Radon Dash Board

Monitoring:

Some radon mitigators may provide an after-installation monitoring service.  Safe Home Environmental offers free monitoring of the radon levels in your home after installation with the purchase of the Luft monitor during the 1 year warranty period.

You can extend the monitoring service beyond the first year for a small monthly fee.  Included with this service is a free professional radon test at the end of the 2nd year.

The Luft monitor can be set up to report the data from the monitor into the dashboard used to manage all our professional radon test units (1028XP).

You will receive a regular report that will show you the radon levels, temperature, humidity, VOCs, eCO2s, and barometric pressure.  See the figure to the left.

In the bottom picture to the left, you can see the cloud-based dashboard where the data from your monitor will be available.

If for some reason your radon fan stopped working, I would see that reflected in your radon levels and set up a service call to come check out the situation.

If you would prefer to monitor the readings from the Luft monitor it can be set up to report directly to your phone.

Thanks for taking the time to read about radon mitigation and the cost of ownership.  At Safe Home Environmental, we are committed to your safety and peace of mind.

 

 

Committed to Your Safety and Peace of Mind – Jennifer Thorne Testing Services Manager  | IAC2 Certified for Mold & Radon | NRPP Certified: 113525-RMP, 113629-RMS | DEQ Meth Certified: MCP-0146-C