What is Radon
How does it get in my House
Why is it bad
How to interpret test results
Realtor Specific Info
Things to look for in radon testing.
Things to look for in mitigation systems.
Myths And Facts
Here are some things to look for in a good mitigation system:
A warning monitor and label for identifying the radon system.
A U-tube manometer for checking the pressure.
Vent pipes should be a 4 inch PVC that exhausts at least 12 inches above the roof.
Sump basket (if there is one) should be sealed with silicon to allow for future access along with all cracks and penetrations in the basement floor.
Joint where basement wall meets the floor should be sealed.(cold joint)
A disconnect for the radon fan which can be either a switch or a plug to allow for easy replacement in the future. Fan is required to be in an area outside of the living space. (ex. house attic)