By testing your home for radon and installing the appropriate radon mitigation equipment, you are ensuring that your family stays safe and healthy while avoiding the serious consequences of radon poisoning. However, if this is your first time installing a radon mitigation system, you are likely wondering: “What is the cost of a radon mitigation system?” We’re here to help you understand the total cost so that when you contract someone for radon mitigation installation you’ll know what to expect to pay for their services – and whether you’re getting a fair price or not.
According to the National Radon Program Services of Kansas State University, the cost of a mitigation system usually ranges from $950 to $1500, with the average sitting at about $1200. However, some companies estimate that mitigation systems can cost $1600, or even more if the placement options are limited and custom work is necessary. Many companies also charge an extra fee ($100 or so) for a finished (a pipe that runs through a finished basement), or a garage exit. Fan upgrades can also cost the homeowner additional money ($100-$300)
It’s important to note that this does not include the initial testing fee which can range from $25.00 for a charcoal test kit up to $200 (or more) for a 48-hour continuous monitor test performed by an inspector. The charcoal testing kits sold at a local hardware store start around $25, but then you must also pay around $40 to the lab to receive your results.
So what is the cost of a radon mitigation system? With the above figures in mind, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $2100 for initial radon testing and radon mitigation system installation combined.
However, at American Radon, our standard sub-slab radon mitigation is $1050.00
which is usually at least $100 less than our competition. And our price always
includes the post-mitigation test.
Total Costs: $1000 – $2100
The Fan. The main part of your radon mitigation system that is apt to go out is the fan. While many fans come with a warranty, most only extend to a maximum of five years. The fans have a life expectancy of 10-15 years, so once the warranty is up a new fan (with a new 5-year warranty) costs $350 which includes the installation.
Radon Testing. It is highly recommended that you test your home for radon every year, or at least every other year whether you have a radon mitigation system or not.
Most companies charge you a separate fee per test, which costs the same as the initial testing fee ($25 to $200)
Radon test costs typically range from $25-$200. However, you must also remember that a radon test isn’t just a one and done deal – you should also test annually, or at least every other year, in order to ensure that your radon mitigation system is functioning well, or if you haven’t needed a mitigation system in place you’ll want to make sure your levels have not increased over time.
Not difficult at all! Instructions are included with your radon test kit package or you can watch a short video tutorial on AirChek’s website. Short-term radon test kits require you to leave the test kit exposed for 48 hours up to 7 days (depending on the test). Once the test is complete, seal up the package and mail it to the independent third-party lab. If your test is right on the border of that 4.0 pci/l level, it is recommended to do a 90-day long-term test. These tests are available directly through the AirChek website.
The cost of radon mitigation equipment can vary depending on your selected radon mitigation company, your home’s construction, and any custom design aspects you may want to implement to help hide the piping.
Keep in mind that a townhouse or condominium will typically also require HOA approval, which could be another step that slows down the process of getting a radon mitigation system installed.
American Radon, LLC as a company was started with the mission to fill the void the market so desperately needed; an honest company who would affordable radon mitigation systems to all Coloradans. How are we different? First, our standard sub-slab radon mitigation system cost is $950 out the door. No hidden taxes. No hidden fees. And unless we need to do a core drill, there is no additional fee for a finished exit sub-slab mitigation installation (so knock off another $100). Oh, and did we mention that our starting price is a flat $950? Not only are we charging you less initially, but we don’t have any last minute hidden fees.