Things to Ask a Contractor Before Installing a Lifetime Radon Mitigation System

Lifetime radon mitigation system

Before you decide to install a Lifetime radon mitigation system, you should learn more about the benefits it offers. Not only will you be reducing your risk of developing lung cancer, but the system will also remove a gallon of moisture from the basement every two hours. That means less bacteria growth, which in turn means less musty smell in the basement. Here are some things to ask a contractor before you decide to hire him.

Radon Gas Detection Kits and Radon Detectors

HRVs – A radon ventilation unit (HRV) uses carbon to reduce radon levels in a home. However, the amount of air needed to eliminate radon will limit its effectiveness. A good HRV will be most effective in limited-space areas, such as basements. Unlike GAC, HRVs require annual cleaning and must be vented outdoors. Another drawback to HRVs is the radioactivity of the by-products. You must use a radiation shield around the tank and properly dispose of the radon emissions.

When choosing a company to install a radon mitigation system, you should make sure it’s certified by the New York State Department of Health. This company is NRPP and AARST certified, which means they have the knowledge and expertise necessary to properly install a Lifetime radon mitigation system. As part of their commitment to customer service and quality work, Lifetime is also an Angie’s List Super Service winner.