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Radon Mitigation in St. Louis, MO

Radon Mitigation St. Louis

The experts at Proper Environmental provide free, in-home consultations to assist with radon removal and radon mitigation. Our radon mitigation specialist will work with you to find a time that is most convenient for you and your family.

When it comes time to meet with one of Proper Environmental’s highly trained specialists, you’ll be set up with a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation– based on your schedule. It’s very important that we meet with all decision-makers at this time because jointly, we’ll be deciding upon the system’s structural layout, aesthetic options, and payment/warranty options. We offer a variety of payment offers because even though it’s not always a budgeted or planned expense, we still believe radon mitigation should be affordable.

The consultation with our radon specialist usually takes an hour so that they can conduct a design survey and structural analysis of your home. The plan for your specially designed system will be comprehensively explained so as to provide you all the information you’ll need to make the best decision regarding the system for your home. During your appointment, Proper Environmental’s experts will work with you to complete a structural analysis and design survey that outlines all the details that go into a successful radon mitigation system. Contact us today for a free radon mitigation quote!

Effective Radon Mitigation Techniques

Some radon reduction, mitigation, or abatement systems are proven to have a 99% success rate! Unsure which system is right for you? Well, Proper Environmental’s experts would be happy to meet with you and help you make the best decision regarding a radon mitigation system.

There are several methods and systems available to reduce existing radon levels and prevent radon gas from entering the home. The EPA generally recommends methods that prevent radon from entering, such as soil suction, that draws the radon from below the basement or crawl space floor pushes it out into the outside air. Other radon reduction techniques that can be used in any type of house include sealing, air filtration, house/room pressurization, energy recovery ventilation, and natural ventilation.

Proper Environmental’s expert radon technicians are extensively trained using industry-leading best practices for installing radon mitigation systems to pull and expel radon from your home.

All of the radon experts are trained in the National Radon Defense extension, industry-leading technical training program. We comply with all of the radon industry’s recommended procedures to ensure the highest quality solutions for you and your family. Each radon mitigation system is custom and depends on the structure of your home. The presence of a full basement, crawl space or concrete slab all factor into the design of each mitigation systems, but the following steps are taken in most installations:

  • Redirecting the “stack effect”. Depressurizing the soil beneath your structure allows us to redirect the stack effect, and the radon gas with it.
  • Creating suction. A hole is drilled into the slab, crawl space, or surrounding earth to create a suction point (sometimes more than one suction point is needed). The radon gas is vented through a PVC pipe that is connected to the hole. The pipe can be installed through the house or outside. Some newer homes have radon control systems installed that run through the home.
  • Radon is vented out, away from your home. The pipe is connected to a fan for proper ventilation.
  • Radon entry points are sealed. To resist gas entry, cracks are sealed using a urethane caulking compound.
  • A final system checklist is performed. Your technicians are trained and certified to inspect the entire radon mitigation system after it has been installed to make sure it complies with industry standards. Proper system labeling and proper fan operation are checked, along with other key system details.
  • Retesting for radon. Retesting is done within 30 days of the system installation to ensure the system is working effectively.

Proper Environmental offers a variety of payment options for your convenience. We know that radon gas mitigation is not always a budgeted household expense, and we’ll work with you to make sure that you get the best value within your price options.

Existing System Inspection

Is your radon mitigation system still keeping you safe? Schedule an inspection to make sure.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that existing radon mitigation systems be tested every two years. This is a recommendation that every homeowner should take seriously.

Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, causing over 21,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.

Proper Environmental hopes to cut down this number by promoting responsible radon testing and mitigation. If you think it’s time to inspect your existing radon mitigation system, we can help. Call us today to schedule your inspection!

 

Why inspect your radon abatement system:

Radioactive radon gas is emitted by soil and rock and can enter the house through a basement, crawl space or slab.

A radon mitigation (or abatement) system uses a fan and a plastic pipe system to extract radon gas from under-house areas and expel this gas harmlessly into the atmosphere. An existing radon mitigation system should be inspected at least once every two years for the following reasons:

  • Fan failure. The fan contains the only moving parts in a radon system, but fans eventually wear out. Most are warrantied for only 5 years. A radon system inspection will evaluate the condition of the fan so that you can be confident that toxic radon gas will continue to be expelled before it reaches your living space.
  • Foundations change. Home remodeling projects sometimes call for foundation changes that impact the performance of an existing radon mitigation system.
  • Gaps and cracks. The pipe system that extracts radon gas from the soil beneath your house should be as airtight as possible. Over time, gaps and cracks can develop, resulting in poor system performance and possible leakage of radon into the home.
  • Affordable protection. It won’t take long for a radon specialist to inspect an existing radon mitigation system and provide you with a thorough assessment of its performance. The inspection itself, as well as any recommended repair or maintenance work, can be done very affordably. It’s a smart way to keep your family safe.
  • Improved home value. If you plan to sell your house, a properly maintained, well-functioning radon mitigation system will be important to real estate agents and prospective buyers.

Don’t be in the dark about your radon mitigation system. National Radon Defense dealers are trained and certified to keep your system in working order. Schedule a radon mitigation system quote today!

Multi-family Radon Mitigation

Radon mitigation in condos and apartments

We supply complete radon services for apartments, condos and multifamily housing:

  • Radon inspection & testing.
  • Free Estimates for radon mitigation.
  • System design and consulting.
  • Radon mitigation for existing condos, apartment buildings, and new construction.
  • Passive mitigation system activation.

New Federal requirements are designed to minimize the risks of radon exposure for condo and apartment dwellers. Helping to reduce hazardous radon gas in condos and apartments has long been a major goal of federal agencies such as the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, the Dept. of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

These agencies partnered with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to launch the 2013 Advancing Healthy Housing Strategy.

New requirements focus on radon testing and mitigation in different types of multifamily housing.

A major initiative in this healthy home strategy focuses on radon testing and radon mitigation in apartment buildings, condos, and multifamily housing. New requirements basically stipulate that multifamily housing that receives the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financing or refinancing will require radon testing. If test results show radon concentration above the actionable level of 4 picocuries per liter, a radon mitigation system must be installed in the apartment or condominium.

Take Action Today!

To comply with new federal regulations and make condos, apartments and multifamily housing safe from hazardous radon exposure, contact Proper Environmental today.

Radon testing and mitigation must be supervised by a certified radon professional

The new HUD healthy home requirements call for radon testing and radon mitigation to be supervised by a certified radon professional. This requirement is especially wise with regard to radon gas in apartments, condos and multifamily housing for several reasons:

  • Many people are affected by radon mitigation in condominiums and apartments. Because a single multi-unit building provides shelter for so many people, it’s critical for a radon mitigation system to be designed and installed properly.
  • Large, complex foundations pose design and installation challenges. An unlicensed, inexperienced radon contractor probably won’t have the manpower, equipment or knowledge to design and install a radon mitigation system in large buildings or building complexes. It’s better to go with a licensed radon mitigation professional with experience with large-scale multifamily housing.
  • Access to quick, expert maintenance and repair is important. The radon mitigation system in a condo or apartment should be checked on an annual basis. You can depend on well-established radon mitigation professionals to be available now and in the future to answer maintenance and repair needs.

Contact us today for radon more information about radon testing and radon remediation.