We are the Gold standard in Radon Mitigation in Lexington and central KY
Once you discover you have radon levels exceeding the EPA action level of 4 picocuries per Liter (4.0 pCi/L), you might think you’ve lived with it for this long, so how much could a little longer hurt? You might also sleep under an X-ray and microwave your food with the door open.
Radon is radioactive. The dangers of radon exposure are irrefutable, even if they do take time to develop. You might not smell it or taste it, and Rn gas is not an irritant or allergen, so there are no immediately detectable symptoms, but exposure to elevated levels of radon is damaging your body.
The EPA and Surgeon General’s office estimate more than 20,000 Americans die every year from lung cancer related to radon exposure. That’s how much “a little longer” could hurt.
Fixing a Radon problem is a very straight forward process. Our Radon Mitigation system redirects deadly Radon gas out of your home allowing your family a safe breathing environment. Elite Radon Solutions specialists use only industry best radon equipment that is energy efficient, quiet, properly sized, and installed using best practices with the utmost attention to detail and your home’s aesthetics.
Elite Radon Solutions is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP). We stand behind our work and include a 5 Year Warranty on all Radon Mitigation Systems and guarantee indoor Radon levels at or below 4.0 pCi/L.
Radon mitigation systems are based on sub-slab depressurization. Normally, the air pressure inside a house causes gases from the soil under your house to be sucked up into your house—not just through cracks, but through the tiny pores in the cement slab itself. Radon mitigation systems minimize this by instead sucking those gases up through a PVC pipe that exhausts them into the atmosphere. This reduces air pressure below the floor, which causes air in the basement to flow downward rather than upward.
The key to venting radon out of a home is the PVC pipe, which is put in the ground where your sump pump is installed. The PVC pipe extends below the concrete slab of your basement floor. Above ground, the piping is routed up either through the inside of walls in your house (only possible with new construction) or to the nearest outside wall, where it runs up along the exterior to your roof line, where it is exhausted to the atmosphere. If you do not already have a sump pump in your home, we can install one. If necessary, we can also drill into your concrete slab floor to install the PVC piping.
To keep soil gases moving through the PVC pipe and out into the open air, a small fan is installed about halfway up the piping, on the exterior of your house (or sometimes in the attic or garage). This is to ensure constant suction of the gases out of the soil under your house. The fans are contained within a bulbous PVC housing, and because they are situated outside the home (or in an attic or garage), the slight whirring sound poses no risk of becoming a nuisance to homeowners.
A post radon remediation test should be done within 30 days of system installation, but no sooner than 24 hours after your radon remediation system is operational (fan is on). Your radon professional may perform a post-mitigation test to check his work. However, it is highly recommended that you also get an independent follow-up radon test. Conducting the radon test yourself will eliminate any potential conflict of interest. Give customers a reason to do business with you.
Similar to a furnace or chimney, your radon remediation system may need some occasional maintenance. Your radon professional will explain what needs to be done. You should check your warning device on a regular basis to make sure the system is working correctly. Fans may last for five years or more and may then need to be repaired or replaced. Remember, the radon mitigation fan should NEVER be turned off; it must run continuously for the remediation system to work correctly.
After the initial post radon remediation test, it's a good idea to radon test your house every couple years to make sure your radon remediation system is working properly to keep you and your family safe.
Radon mitigation system cost is a very common question. The cost of a mitigation system may vary according to the home's design, size, foundation, construction materials and the local climate. Radon reduction systems average costs nationally are $1,200 with a range from $1000 to $1500 common depending on house and market conditions. Fan warranties are typically 5 years with life spans from 10-15 years. Part of the mitigation cost can depend upon what is required to conceal the system and maintain the aesthetic value of the home. For example, a retrofit system routed outside the house can reduce radon quite well, but it may not be as visually pleasing as one routed through an interior closet. In addition, the operating costs include electricity for the fan (similar to running a 60-90 watt light bulb continuously), and potential additional costs for heating and cooling some percentage of air drawn out of the home by the radon system. This source of air can be minimized by effective sealing work.
Radon systems can reduce radon in your home by 99% based upon which radon mitigation system you choose to have implemented in your household. As a leading cause of lung cancer for people who do not smoke, it is imperative to check for radon levels in your home, clear high levels out of your living areas, and make the right choice for which radon system will effectively reduce the chance of radon from entering your home.
Choosing a radon mitigation system to reduce radon in your home for the purpose of protecting you and the health of your loved ones can seem like a daunting task, but the best way to simplify the process of choosing the right system lies with choosing a professional company that specializes in radon reduction.
We are highly skilled professionals that will get the job done right the first time and we will stand behind our work.
Elite Radon Solutions has the experience to create a mitigation solution that is practical, durable and energy efficient to safely lower your radon levels to below EPA recommended rates.
After a phone call or site visit, we will present you with a proposal.
Once you agree to our proposal, we will schedule a day that works for you. We can typically mitigate most homes in one to two business day.
The proposal includes cost for the radon system, post mitigation test, warranty, and fees for a certified electrician to wire the fan according to local building codes.
Our technicians are all professionally trained and experts in radon testing and mitigation, unlike many other providers.
Elite Radon Solutions offers the Best Radon Remediation Services in Lexington, KY.
The best way to protect your family from lung cancer is to quit smoking. The second best way is by calling Elite Radon Solutions. After a simple radon test we can determine if your home is one of the estimated 25% to 40 % of Central Kentucky households at risk for elevated radon gas.
We currently service homes throughout Lexington, Nicholasville, Georgetown, and Winchester Kentucky. We take pride in performing our work with transparency and integrity to ensure customer satisfaction and safety.
We provide radon mitigation service that you can depend on!