Many people think a radon mitigation system is as simple as a pipe and a fan. This is true - just as a furnace is a box full of fire. That is to say that while the finished product of any mitigation system often looks simple, designing a system to not only lower radon levels as much as possible, but to do so as efficiently as possible with consideration to operating cost (most mitigation systems are required to operate 24hrs/day 365days/year), noise, intrusiveness of system, and safety requires a much more involved process. No amount of radon is safe, the less your exposure the better, which is why we don't only aim to get levels below Health Canada's action level of 200Bq/m3
but low as possible. Many of our systems are able to achieve results comparable to the outdoor levels of the area (generally 15-30Bq/m3
), even where initial readings where 800Bq/m3
Our team has extensive background not only in radon and radon mitigation techniques but in construction, heating and ventilation. We study the science of balancing air flow and pressures in your home and are currently contributing to University of Calgary research on it. For every component of a radon system, from coring to sealing and balancing, pressure neutralization, system design and ventilation process, it’s important to hire someone who knows not only radon system but understands air exchange systems and understands your home.
Radon care installed Radon mitigation systems are backed by a 3 year guarantee that covers not only parts but labour as well. Our typical system include many extras including:
Included with most systems:
Full system design report
3 year transferable guarantee of < 100Bq/m3 based on a long term winter test.
Balance check, and balancing if deemed necessary for HRV
Mitigation system design, materials and installation. Generally system will be completed with 4" or greater schedule 40 PVC pipe to protect from damage and reduce possible noise transfer.
Seal leaking gaps and cracks in concrete.
Furnace sealing and sealing of all visible supply and return air ducts, including gaps on coroplast - this not only makes your radon system more efficient but improves the efficiency of your home.
Covering sump pumps with air tight 1200 lbs or higher capacity basin covers with a monitoring window (where applicable)
Backdraft testing of CO emitting appliances
Installed battery or plug in CO detector
Short term post mitigation radon testing for immediate performance testing after system installation
Long term test kit for year 1 post mitigation testing which include prepaid lab analysis and shipping
Certain jobs, such as those with crawl spaces basements or block walls have additional requirements and components.
The RadonCare system report
The system report we provide with every installation is not only to give you confidence that the job was done right but to make modifications more efficient if ever necessary due to changes in your home (e.g. building a new addition). You’ll be informed how the system was designed and be provided with operational cost estimates. Many customers are surprised at how efficient and quiet these systems are. We can move a lot of air from beneath the house with minimal energy and minimal heat loss from the house when the system is designed and balanced correctly. Your report is also an asset for selling your home so any potential buyer knows your system was done right. Remember also our guarantee is transferable to any new owner so any potential buyer can be assured the home they are buying does not have a radon problem.
We take the time to earn the trust of our customers. We want to make your home a safer place.
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You can also reach us by email or by phone 1-844-723-6622.