Is Radon Mitigation A DIY Project?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes and cause lung cancer. The EPA recommends that homeowners test for radon and install a radon mitigation system if the levels are high. However, the question remains: can you install a radon system yourself, or should you hire a professional?
The short answer is that it is possible to install a radon system yourself, but it is not recommended. Radon mitigation systems are complex and require specialized knowledge and tools to install properly. It is best to hire a professional who is trained and certified in radon mitigation.
Here are a few reasons why:
Technical expertise: A radon mitigation system requires a deep understanding of the underlying principles and technical aspects of the system. A certified professional will have the experience and knowledge to determine the most effective mitigation strategy for your home, as well as the ability to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during installation.
Code compliance: Radon mitigation systems must meet specific building codes and regulations. A professional contractor will know the local codes and regulations that must be followed to ensure that the system is installed correctly.
Warranty and liability: Hiring a professional contractor will give you peace of mind knowing that the work is guaranteed and insured. If anything goes wrong with the system, a certified contractor will be able to address the issue and provide any necessary repairs or adjustments.
We recently completed a project in Amherst, OH where the homeowner was considering doing the mitigation system himself but was thankful he went with us after seeing the specialized equipment and expertise that we use to put in an efficient and effective system!
In conclusion, while it may be possible to install a radon mitigation system yourself, it is not recommended. A professional contractor will have the necessary expertise, equipment, and knowledge to ensure that the system is installed correctly and safely. By hiring a professional, you can rest assured that your home is protected from the harmful effects of radon gas.
If you or anyone you know has any questions call Harner Radon Relief at 1-330-274-2390!