The Importance of a Fully Functional Radon Mitigation System
A cancer-causing radioactive gas, radon is nothing to take lightly. If your home has never been tested for radon levels, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other leading authorities on the subject strongly recommend that you do so immediately. If your home tests too high for this dangerous gas, you will be advised to install a quality radon mitigation system immediately.
What Is a Radon Mitigation System Label?
Whether you pay to have this system installed yourself or whether you inherit your system from one of your home’s previous owners, it is important to ensure that all radon mitigation systems are properly and fully labeled. In addition to special labels that may be necessary to identify temporary systems or specific equipment components, all radon mitigation systems should have a clearly legible label that looks something like this:
1) Installers Name /Company Name_______________________________________________
2) Installers Phone Number ______________________________________________________
3) Installers Certification/License Number __________________________________________
4) Date of Installation ___________________________________________________________
The Importance of a Clear and Complete Radon Mitigation System Label
The installer of your radon mitigation system is tasked with filling this label out in its entirety. If you are purchasing a new system, ensure that the installers have affixed a complete label to it before they leave your home. This label should be posted on the PVC pipe near the manometer gauge if possible and be both large and clear enough to be easily read from at least 3 feet away.
All the information on this label is necessary to record the work of the installer and to hold the installer accountable for the final operational system. In addition to the installer’s name, a phone number is included for ready contact should anything go wrong with the system.
The certification/license number line ensures that there can be no question about the installer’s qualifications. If a homeowner feels that it might be necessary to confirm the validity of their installer’s license, he or she can use the recorded license number when they contact the appropriate state governmental authorities.
The date of installation line is key for knowing just how old your radon mitigation system is. Although the lifespan of these systems can vary considerably, the national average is 11 years. Older systems often need to undergo substantial repair work or be replaced altogether. Having an accurate and handy record of your radon mitigation system’s installation date can also help with any existing manufacturer warranties. It isn’t uncommon for the makers of radon mitigation equipment to offer multi-year guarantees on their products.
For More Information
Building upon decades of residential and commercial experience as a provider of radon testing for miners and uranium exploration back in the early 70’s, Radon Detection Systems (RDS) began offering private residential radon testing and mitigation in the mid-1980s.
If you live in Northcentral Colorado and you want to learn more about radon mitigation system labeling or radon mitigation systems in general, contact a skilled industry professional at RDS today. Thanks to the company’s extensive expertise of Colorado’s geology, it is able to provide its clients with peace of mind, resting in the knowledge that their environment is a healthy one.
RDS is NEHA/NRPP certified for radon testing, mitigation, and laboratory analysis. The company also holds a perfect A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.
In addition to its full suite of radon testing and radon mitigation installations services, RDS provides lead testing, asbestos testing, mold testing, and mold remediation. Contact the company with any question and/or concerns that you might have at 303-444-5253.
Thank you for the information about needing to have a correctly labeled radon mitigation system so that you can have someone to contact in case the system goes wrong. My home doesn’t have a radon mitigation system, but I can imagine that if it did then I would want to have the number of the company directly on hand in case I had any questions about the system since radon is such a dangerous substance. I think I actually might look into getting a system for my home, I haven’t even thought if it before, but I think that is still a pretty important thing to have in the home.