Radon Mitigation Services Near Pittsburgh, Monroeville, New Kensington
Professional radon abatement services by a certified expert
Typical Radon Mitigation System diagram
At RCS, we provide homeowners in our service area with in-home consultations for radon removal and radon abatement.
During our visit, your specialist will conduct a Structural Analysis and Design Survey with you, where we'll detail everything you need to successfully mitigate radon in your home. While there, we'll also answer any questions you have about radon, identify where radon may be entering your home, and work with you to customize a written cost quote for a radon mitigation system.
As a member of the National Radon Defense network, our customers can be sure that all radon mitigation services are performed by an experienced radon specialist.
Our Pennsylvania service area includes Pittsburgh, Monroeville, New Kensington and areas nearby.
For a radon mitigation quote, contact us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does radon only affect certain types of homes?
Radon can be a problem in any type of home, including new homes, old homes, insulated homes, drafty homes, homes without basements and homes with basements. Local geology, construction materials and how the home was built are among some of the factors that can affect levels of radon in homes.
Is your neighbor's radon testing result a good indicator of whether your home has a radon problem?
It's not. Levels of radon vary from home to home. The only way to know for sure if your home has a radon problem is to test.
Is it hard to sell a home where radon problems have been detected?
If you fix the radon problems, the sale of your home will not be blocked and the added protection will be a good selling point.
Installing Your Radon Mitigation System
A radon mitigation system will protect your entire home from radon gas.
At RCS, our radon exerts are trained in accordance with the highest industry standards in the proper installation of radon mitigation systems. These systems are designed to pull radon from the home, expelling it safely outside.
In addition to their training, each of our contractors is also fully licensed to perform all required radon services, and operates within full compliance of the radon gas industry's best practices. This ensures the highest quality solutions have been provided, and that the highest standards are implemented.
The way your radon mitigation system is designed will depend on multiple design components present in your home. For example, the existence of a basement or crawl space (instead of a slab foundation) will be a significant determining factor in choosing which mitigation system is needed.
Common Radon Mitigation Techniques
As noted above, these procedures vary slightly depending on the type of system installed.
- The "Stack Effect" Is Addressed
The stack effect refers to the natural movement of air (and radon gas) in your home, which moves upwards in a way similar to air moving up through a smoke stack. This phenomenon pulls air up from your basement, crawl space, and/or lower levels, pulling it upwards through your living space and out through the attic and upper levels. By depressurizing the soil beneath your structure, you minimize radon gas' participation in the stack effect.
- Radon Gas Is Redirected
Next, a hole is drilled into the concrete foundation slab, basement floor, or surrounding earth to create a suction point (multiple suction points may be necessary). Once through the hole, the radon gas travels through a connected PVC pipe that either runs through the house or outside of it.
- The Radon Gas Is Vented Away From Your Home
Radon gas is vented through this pipe to a fan located either in the attic or along the top of the structure. From there it's directed out of the pipe and harmlessly away from your home.
- All Radon Entryways Are Sealed
To prevent radon gas from continuing to seep into your home, all pathways, including cracks, gaps, and openings, are sealed with a urethane caulking compound.
- A Final System Analysis is Performed
Once the radon system is installed, your technicians will perform a complete system inspection. This comprehensive inspection is done to make sure the radon mitigation system functions according to current industry standards, providing the protection your family is counting on. Your specialists will make sure the radon system is labeled properly, confirm that the fan is functioning properly, and check over other key system details.
- Your Home Is Retested For Radon
Within 30 days of the completed installation, your radon levels will be retested. This ensures that your system is working effectively, and that radon levels are being maintained at recommended levels.
We Can Help You Control Radon In Your Home!
At RCS, we know that radon mitigation is not always a budgeted household expense, and we'd like to work with you to achieve the best value within your price options. To this end, we offer a variety of payment options for your convenience that will help you begin the process of controlling radon and transforming your home into a safer, healthier space.
To learn more about how we can customize a radon mitigation system, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We'll work with you to schedule a radon test or receive a radon mitigation system quote at a time that's convenient for you!
We service homes throughout Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Butler, Oakmont, Murrysville, & Monroeville and surrounding areas. For additional radon abatement information, visit our parent network, National Radon Defense.
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