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Why Our Radon Systems Are Expensive

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Just to warn you, we will be the most expensive radon mitigation estimate you can track down. Yes, you read that right, the most expensive. Now, if you’re anything like other people we talk to your next question is why.

It’s simple really. We believe a radon mitigation system should be four things.

First, it should lower your radon levels as close to outdoor levels as possible.

Why? Because there’s no safe level of radon. The outdoor radon concentrations are typically between 0.2 and .07 pCi/L. A radon mitigation system will not be able to lower your radon levels below the levels found outside your home. On average, the family’s we help see radon levels of 0.4 pCi/L after radon mitigation. 

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We believe just getting your radon levels below 4 pCi/L is a horrible goal to shoot for. When two-thirds of radon-related lung cancer cases come from homes that test below 4, why is getting radon below 4 the goal of most radon mitigation companies? We think you deserve more protection and that’s why our goal is and always will be to make your home as safe as possible. We believe we owe it to you.

Second, it should be energy efficient.

A bigger radon fan is not always better. Energy efficiency is achieved through sealing openings to the soil and by selecting the appropriate radon fan. We have done case studies on a few houses. Some of them would have cost over $500 a year to operate the radon system. With sealing and proper fan selection, the yearly operating cost dropped to just $45. Yes, our radon systems will be more expensive, but they will likely end up saving you money in the long run. 

Third, it should not cause any other problems in your home.

One major concern is an issue called back-drafting. This happens on some water heaters and causes carbon monoxide to enter your home. We take the time to perform a backdraft test on your natural draft appliances to ensure your family’s safety. 

Fourth, we believe in the Golden Rule of treating others as you want to be treated.

That means installing every radon mitigation system the way we would in our own family’s home. That also means treating my team members the way I would want to be treated. 

As we continue to grow, it won’t be me interacting with every family that trusts us to install their mitigation system. When it was just me it was easy to look after them. But my role is starting to change as we bring on new team members. It’s now my job to take care of them so that they can take care of you. 

Final Thoughts

Just because a radon system gets the radon levels down, does not necessarily mean it’s a good system. Consider the long-term operating cost, potential problems caused including back-drafting, and esthetics.

Asking yourself the following question may help you decide if we’re a good fit for each other. Am I looking for the cheapest solution or the best solution? 

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