How a Radon System Can Help Your Home

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A radon system can help your home by reducing the concentration of radon gas in your home. It is a contaminant that contributes to environmental radioactivity and causes serious health issues. The good news is that there are many options available for you to install a radon system to reduce your home’s radon level. Read on for more information. When you install a radon system in your home, you will see that it is very effective at reducing the radon level.

How a Radon System Works

An active radon system works by removing radon from your home through an exhaust fan. This system works by drawing radon from soil beneath the foundation and discharging it into the air away from your home. Radon fans are installed in an active radon system and are cost-effective. An active mitigation system is an excellent option if you’ve recently purchased a home. An active mitigation system costs $1500 and can be installed in just a few hours. A mitigator will drill a five-inch circular hole in the foundation of your home and use four-inch PVC piping and an exhaust fan to remove radon gas. Once installed, the system will release the gas into the air, away from your home.

Radon mitigation systems must have a u-tube manometer. This is a pressure gauge that measures the level of radon gas in the air. These manometers are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on active radon mitigation systems. The u-tube manometer is installed on the vent pipe, which is usually placed under a concrete slab. If the system fails to work properly, the u-tube manometer will show equal liquid in both sides. This means that the fan is not producing enough suction.