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A Sump Lid Matters

A Sump Lid Matters

In our business we are very concerned about sneaky spots in the basement that want to send radon anywhere but the mitigation pipe. That’s why we work so hard at sealing all those cracks and crevices. A mitigation system can only work properly when radon is funneled toward the fan and expelled through the pipe.… Continue Reading

Pitted Glass Gives Clues to Radon Exposure

Pitted Glass Gives Clues to Radon Exposure

Laboratories can measure the amount of radon in a home over time by looking at glass. When radon decays, the molecules shoot off with enough force to pit glass, leaving an indelible mark of their otherwise invisible presence. This video shows what this reaction looks like in a cloud chamber. Imagine that happening in your… Continue Reading

Active or Passive?

Active or Passive?

Active or Passive? That is the question. Radon mitigation systems have two major divisions, passive systems and active systems. The difference is a fan. Active systems are most often installed in existing homes. These include an exhaust fan that is specially designed to funnel radon outside of the home. Passive systems are most often installed… Continue Reading

Radon Loves Sump Pumps

Radon Loves Sump Pumps

Radon loves sump pumps. (O.K. Radon is a gas. We know that it can’t really love sump pumps…BUT sump pumps really can be a major entry point for radon gas when not properly sealed.) While there isn’t a plumbing reason to have a lid over a sump pump, a sealed lid like the one pictured… Continue Reading

Getting to Know Your Manometer

Getting to Know Your Manometer

If you’ve had an active radon mitigation system installed (one with a fan that helps expel radon gas), then this photo of a manometer should look familiar. This device measures the pressure in the pipe to easily show if a fan is working. Having the levels UNEVEN is exactly what you want to see! If… Continue Reading

You’re Sending How Many Guys?

You’re Sending How Many Guys?

People often ask us why we send 3-4 technicians on each mitigation job, rather than 1-2 as our competition often does. It isn’t because it is impossible to do the job with fewer people and it isn’t because our guys just need more company. It’s because we value your time. Sending twice the workers allows… Continue Reading