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Dear Leo:
Enclosed is the payment for the radon mitigation you performed at our home.
Thank you so much for the professional job. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone with a radon problem.

Thanks again,

Margaret P.

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An Opinion piece on Comparing Pricing

When comparing pricing of 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  "Buyer be Aware!".

So what are important aspects? Here are two approaches. When communicating with us, please let us know what type of system you are interested in:

1: The "low quality" radon mitigation system

These are 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 essential walls.
4) Your mitigation company does not test or does not check with you if a test is done (before and) after the mitigation installation.  And does not advise to you to perform your own independent radon test.
5) You don't care if your radon system is ugly and hanging 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 out.
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 such an 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 openings in 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 Denver.
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 a consultation.


2: Quality radon mitigation system

 When 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 location should be above the roof.  There are a great diversity of systems 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. 
Currently 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 trained personnel.

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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