Radon…what’s that? Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of uranium in the ground that enters the air. Radon is colorless and odorless so the only way to detect that is with a simple radon test. The EPA states that Radon gases are the number 2 leading cause of lung cancer death worldwide. The radon test consists of a small piece of equipment that continuously monitors the radon levels in the home for 48 consecutive hours. Once the test is complete, we will come back to the home and collect the radon measurement device and retrieve the results. What you want to pay attention to is the average level of Radon being emitted throughout the 48-hour test. If the Radon levels are above 4.0 pCi/L a radon mitigation is recommended.
Extra Mile also offers the installation for the radon mitigation systems. Generally, these systems consist of 3’ schedule 40 PVC piping that penetrates the concrete floor of basement, slab homes, berm homes and sometimes a garage floor in crawlspace homes and it fitted with a continuous radon vacuum pump. The pumps are quite and efficient pumps that do not disrupt your day to day lifestyle. Most can be installed outdoors and out of site. Each radon mitigation installation is a case by case basis; no 2 homes are alike so we take the time to customize a layout that will best fit the home. With that being said, pricing is based upon what is best for your home. For pricing information, we like to come out and assess the homes layout and the best system to fit your needs. Once we have that, then we can properly price the system for you.