2 Questions You May Have About Installing A Sub-Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation System In Your Home

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After having your home tested for radon, the results may have shown that the levels are too high. To help reduce the radon levels, and minimize your household's exposure, you may have determined that you need to have a mitigation system installed, and the one recommended to you may have been a sub-slab depressurization system.

This type of system utilizes an attic or outdoor fan to create negative pressure to force the radon back into the soil where it is vented through pipes coming up from the ground. If you have decided to consider this type of system, below are some answers to questions you may have about this particular mitigation system.

1.  What Determines the Size of the Fan Needed for Your Home's Space?

One question you may have about the depressurization system has to do with determining the size of the fan needed. Besides the space within your house, you will also need to take into consideration the foundation of your home.

While the name refers to the system working underneath a slab, it can be installed under gravel or even soil. If there is no basement concrete floor or the thickness of the floor is fairly thin, the size of the fan would be smaller.

However, if the foundational slab is thicker, you would need a larger fan. A mitigation professional can help you determine what is the ideal size for your home.

2.  Can You Test for Radon and Install the Mitigation System Yourself?

Another question you may have is whether or not you can install the system yourself and conduct the required radon tests in the days after. Since each state has its own laws about do-it-yourself radon system installations, you would have to speak to a professional in your area to find out for sure.

Some may allow DIY installation but require someone certified to inspect it and perform the post-installation tests. Typically, however, it is better to have someone who is certified to do both to ensure that the depressurization of the soil is taking place so that the radon levels will effectively drop.

When the time comes for you to install the system in your home, a professional can help you determine the fan size that is best suited for your house's space and unique features. They can also handle the testing before and after the system is put in as well as install it for you. Contact a business that offersradon mitigation systems if you have any additional questions or are ready to learn more. 


21 March 2022

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