The EPA urges home owners to first test their home themselves with a short term test lasting 2-3 days. After receiving the test results the homeowner typically has two options based on their results: a result of over 4 pCi/L is cause for another short term or long term test to verify your result. A result of less that 4 pCi/L is still cause for concern, but is below the EPA's action level and does not require further action. If a result greater than 4 pCi/L is obtained the homeowner once again has two options. You may run another short term home test kit or you may have a test conducted with a continuous radon monitor (CRM). Both methods are acceptable, but a test conducted with a CRM is the most accurate and advisable way to be confident in test results. In either case if the result produced is 4 pCi/L or greater remedial action is required.
There are many features and complexities of a radon mitigation system that will be unique to each installation, but some core features will be constant. Each system will be constructed with optimal sized piping based on pressure field extension test results. Each system will run a fan that is chosen based on the factors and test results of the individual home with cost effectiveness and energy efficiency in mind. Every system will be integrated into the house in a clean and organized manor. Our goal at Sherman Radon Solutions is to provide you with a system that fits your needs and brings your home's radon concentration down to a safe level all the while being convenient and efficient.