A radon passive system is an effective method reducing radon levels in a home. Studies have shown radon reductions from 30% to 50% are possible. With an estimated cost of only $350 to $500 and the possibility of avoiding the electricity needed to power a radon fan 24/7 this can be substantial savings over the life of your home.
In some parts of the country a radon passive system or Radon Resistant New Construction is a required component in new homes. If it's not part of the building code and high radon levels are found in your area why not consider a system for your home.
Radon Passive System Guidelines
Please remember this is a passive system and once the home is complete a radon test needs to be performed. But to fix a problem now is very straight forward and good results are easy to obtain. Also keep in mind that highest levels usually occur in the winter months, so you may want to do another test at that time as well. Learn how to test for radon gas...
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Activating a Radon Passive System
If your system was installed correctly installing a fan is very simple. I most cases a low wattage inexpensive fan can be installed.
The installation usually occurs where the pipe passes through the attic of the house or sometimes the garage. A section of pipe will be removed and the fan attached inline with the pipe using rubber couplings. The can plugged in to a 120v outlet. A varmint guard needs to place on the exhaust end of the pipe to keep small animals and acorns out of the fan. And finally a manometer will be placed on a visible section of pipe to view the fans operation. This is usually placed in the basement or garage. A follow up radon test is recommended to verify that the passive radon mitigation system was installed correctly.