How to Maintain Your Radon Mitigation System in Fort Collins

Radon Mitigation in Fort Collins

If you’re reading this, then you likely have a radon mitigation system in your home or business (or are looking to get one soon). Whenever you have a new piece of equipment installed, it’s important to know its basic functions so that you can easily spot tell-tale signs of a radon mitigation system that is not working properly. Unlike an air conditioner or water heater, a radon mitigation system that stops working could mean a great health risk for you and your family. Remember to call American Radon or your local radon mitigation company ASAP if you suspect that your mitigation system is not doing its job effectively. Have us maintain your radon mitigation system in fort collins.

Signs of a Malfunctioning Radon Mitigation System

There are several types of radon mitigations systems that we install for our Fort Collins radon mitigation customers:

·       Drain tile system

·       Sump depressurization system

·       Sub slab depressurization system

·       Crawl space mitigation

The most important thing to realize is that regardless of the type of unit you have in your home, there is one essential component that must be working at all times: the fan. As long as your mitigation system’s fan is humming along, then your radon system is doing its job and effectively and removing radon gas from your home. If you hear strange noises coming from the fan (or it isn’t moving at all), then call us immediately so we can repair your system. Theoretically, if our mitigation system brought your home’s radon levels down from 5.1 pCi/L to 1.5 pCi/L, then your home should stay at the new lower level as long as your mitigation system’s fan is in proper working order. 

Remember – We’re Only a Phone Call Away

While most of the equipment utilized in your radon mitigation system has a lifetime warranty, fan’s usually come with only a 2-5 year warranty. With proper maintenance and care, your fan can last longer. If in doubt, however, call your local radon mitigation experts right away. We can repair or replace your fan and perform follow up radon testing in fort collins, to ensure that your home has safe levels of radon.

Radon Mitigation in Colorado? Is it the law?

When the new La Plata County building codes are approved it may soon be a requirement for a radon mitigation system to be installed in every new home built. 9 News of Colorado released an article detailing the inability to test a new home plot before it is built; therefore a new code would require a system to be in place before the home is completed. 

This is a growing concern of Coloradans who are property owners/renters and are concerned about legislation following other states who have already established laws that require homes to have a mitigation system installed; either during new construction or before a real estate transaction can be finalized.  Cities like Littleton, Centennial, Lakewood, Colorado Springs, and Ft. Collins have seen a steady increase in homes testing above the EPA guidelines for radon exposure.  

CanSAR(Cancer Survivors Against Radon) is an organization active in the legislation for radon construction codes. Illinois was one of the pioneer states in radon mitigation urgency and created the Radon Awareness Act in 2008. This required notification of the dangers of radon and encouraged testing during real estate transactions. Although radon mitigation and even radon testing is voluntary, the state had incredible results in the amount of awareness and mitigation systems installed.  

Minnesota took it a step further and could be the model for new legislation in other states, including Colorado. They created a Gold Standard Program to encourage builders to install complete radon mitigation systems. This legislation (HF 993 2007) requires all newly constructed homes in Minnesota to be built radon resistant. 

Delaware, Maine and Michigan have all developed their own codes and have legislation that is actively in place. Colorado is quickly recognizing the need for this legislation and state leaders are beginning to see the importance of radon mitigation laws.

This urgency and possible state legislation can be found on the following website that provides Colorado residents to current radon news. If you would like to know what the level of radon is in your home give the professional radon testing and removal experts at American Radon, LLC a call today. We specialize in radon mitigation in Littleton CO radon mitigation in Fort Collins and radon mitigation in Colorado Springs.