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Installing a Radon Mitigation System

Have you recently discovered that the radon gas levels in your home are no longer safe? In most cases, this means that the radon levels in your home are at or above 4 picoCuries of radon per liter of air (or 4 pCi/L). As you may know by now, it's important to take steps towards resolving these issues as soon as possible. Prolonged exposure to high radon levels can have serious consequences on your health and well-being.

Radon problems are often brought to light during real estate transactions. A mortgage lender may not approve the purchase of a home with unsafe radon levels. In cases like these, the home seller is typically responsible for the costs associated with installing a radon mitigation system.

How much does a radon mitigation system cost?

Our research team found that the average cost of a radon mitigation system is about $1,256.64 for a typical residential system (includes professional installation). This cost estimate is based on cost reports submitted by pros in our network and information collected by our research team.

However, no two projects are the same. There are many factors that may increase (or decrease) cost of fixing your home's radon problems. For instance, where you live may have a significant impact on the cost. In some densely-populated cities, you may pay upwards of $1600 for the same system that costs less than $1,000 in smaller, suburban town.

If you are interested in seeing how your geographic location may influence the cost, use our cost report to research average prices in your local area.

Items that factor into the cost:

In addition to your geographic location, there are several other factors that may influence the cost of your system. Local labor rates will have a significant impact on the total cost. If you live outside of the contractor’s normal service area, you will be responsible for the additional fuel and travel time required to reach the job site.

Commercial projects are typically more expensive than residential projects. The total cost of the project typically increases with the square footage of the affected area.

Does your home have a basement, crawlspace, or slab-on-grade foundation? The foundation type will help to determine the type of system you need. Active soil depressurization is one of the most popular remediation methods.

It’s typically easier (and cheaper) to install interior vent piping during the initial construction of the home. It can be a bit more challenging to install a new system within the walls of your existing home. If this is the case, the contractor may recommend the installation an exterior vent pipe.

Is follow-up testing included in price quote? After the system is installed, you will want to make sure that it's working properly. This typically requires the installation of a radon alarm or another monitoring device.

5 Tips for Hiring the Right Radon Mitigation Contractor

1. Contact multiple companies.

It’s important to reach out to multiple contractors before choosing the one for your project. By comparing each price quote, you will learn more about each contractor. Keep in mind that the lowest offer is not always the best deal. You can use ProMatcher's matching service to request free cost estimates from radon removal pros near you.

2. Inquire about warranties.

Is there a manufacturer’s warranty on the equipment? Does the contractor offer a warranty on the workmanship? Many contractors will offer a guarantee on the parts and labor for up to a year.

3. Get everything in writing.

It is very important to get all of the project details in writing. Read the fine print! Don't skim through the contract and assume everything is correct.

4. Ask for references.

A seasoned contractor should have no problem providing a few references. If they cannot provide any references, this should be an immediate red flag.

5. Verify your contractor’s credentials.

You want to make sure that your contractor is fully insured and properly licensed before they begin working on your property. Additionally, don’t hesitate to ask your contractor specific questions about their qualifications. Radon removal is not a job for your typical handyman. It should be handled by an experienced, well-trained professional.

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