Opinion piece on Comparing Pricing
When comparing pricing
radon mitigation systems there is one very good question to ask
yourself: What are you getting for your money?
You may have a Denver company drive up to Loveland or Fort
Collins to install the system for the lowest price and think you get the best
"deal". However as with so many other things in life it is
So what are important aspects? Here are two approaches. When
communicating with us, please let us know what type of system you are
1: The "low quality" radon mitigation system
the requirements for a low quality radon mitigation system:
1) You want the radon below EPA guideline. This means you want to
verify the system works by performing a final radon test after the
system is installed.
2) A set price is given over the phone, while you are not realizing
that components may be added when the mitigators are at your house, and they are in
the middle of the mitigation.
3) The manometer is missing for monitoring the system, and the fire
stops are missing where the pipe penetrates through
4) Your mitigation company does not test or does not check with you if
test is done (before and) after the mitigation installation.
does not advise to you to perform your own independent radon test.
5) You don't care if your radon system is ugly and
off the side of the house, although much better alternatives may be
available for your house,. Furthermore you don't care if the
system makes noise and vibrates
or even shakes your wall, especially after a few years when the motor
becomes older, is imbalanced and the bearings are wearing
6A) The mitigation company says that if the system does not work a more
powerful fan is always solving the problem.
6B) Find out how much it costs if your company has to come back to make
adjustment to your system (such as install a more powerful fan),
especially ask what the trip charge for the drive is going to be.
7) Your mitigation company says to you that sealing of the cracks and
the concrete slab of your basement is "not required" by the EPA guidelines,
and therefore not needed. In reality the guidelines state
clearly: "Sealing where possible". When you have an unfinished
basement it is considered to be certainly "possible" to seal the entire
floor. Know why this is important for the operational costs of your
system over the years.
8) You think that a company driving from Denver can do a better job
than a local company, despite the fact they have to put in the extra
time and expenses for the drive towards your house and back in the evening to
9) The installers are temp
workers and also do a lot of other projects besides radon.
We suggest that when you disagree at least with one of the statements above, you call us for
Quality radon mitigation system
choosing a system keep in mind
that systems should not do harm to humans, and especially children
who are unaware of the long term implications for their lives.
Therefore fans should not be
placed inside the basement or living area of the house (unless H/ERV types are installed). Discharges
may have large amounts of radon coming out it and their
should be above the roof. There are a great diversity of
you can choose from and they are not accomplishing all the same goals. Often
a dedicated radon mitigator is willing to visit your house to
let you know what the various options in your specific situation are. The details of a
quality system are definitely depending on your house, and cannot be
convened in a quick phone conversation, that discusses only price.
about 93% of our systems are interior systems, 7% are exterior systems,
mostly when an interior system is not possible due to the absence of
attics in a house, such as a log home with all vaulted
ceiling and detached garage. Super Low Noise exterior systems are
placed in areas where low noise conditions are required, inside and
outside, and where an interior system cannot be placed.
Dr. Moorman is working on each
job himself, installing systems all the time and works only with
Finally we would like to make you
aware of this interview by Deborah Sherman that ran on
"CHANNEL 9 NEWS WANTS TO
KNOW", about a radon mitigator that operates in the Front Range
communities in Colorado. This company is not typical for the hard
working and quality mentality of the majority of
full time radon mitigator companies in Colorado. Please cut and paste the
following line into the pointer of your internet browser to hear
the entire 5 minute video (Channel 9 story from March 2, 2011).
After you have listened to the interview, the simplest way to return to
our website is by using your return arrow in your browser.
The story below by channel 9 shows that ordering a radon mitigation system installation should have a "buyer beware" sign on it.
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