Are radon sumps effective?

Are radon sumps effective?

A radon sump is a popular and effective choice when it comes to radon mitigation and is effective in situations where there are high radon concentrations. A void is created beneath the building which effectively becomes the lowest point of pressure. This means that gas in the soil will be drawn towards it.

Do radon mitigation systems ever not work?

Statistically speaking, 1 in 100 homes will fail even after installing a radon system. Although that can sound alarming, there are some common reasons this can happen. Water: It’s the easiest one to understand. A home that has a high water table, or is known to easily flood can and often will be tougher to mitigate.

How long does it take a radon mitigation system to work?

Generally speaking, it only takes one to three days to remove the radon from your home, and then it will need to be tested again. If levels are below the recommended threshold of 0.4 pCi/L, a radon mitigation system can be installed to prevent more radon from coming into your home.

Why do you need a Radon sump system?

Radon Sump Systems Radon sump systems are very desirable because of the potential for great air movement across the foot print of the basement. This is due to drain-tile or french drains placed in a bed of gravel often along the entire footing of the foundation.

Which is the best way to reduce radon levels?

Sumps work effectively under solid floors, and under suspended floors if the ground is covered with concrete or a membrane. Occasionally, passive sumps without a fan may reduce radon levels. Active sumps: these are the most effective and are powered by an electric fan. They will reduce even the highest radon levels.

How does a Radon pump work in a home?

The system includes one or more suction points in the ground below the home and uses PVC pipes and specialized fans to pull radon gas from the soil to a discharge point above the roofline. This prevents the radon gas from being released into the home, where you and your family would breathe it in.

Can a DuPage radon contractor cover a sump pump?

When you work with DuPage Radon Contractors, our team will cover your sump pump and fill in any other basement floor openings as part of our radon removal system installation. The cover will have a viewing port to see pump operation, and the ability to be removed to access the pump. It just needs to be sealed when reinstalled.