Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
So your home tested high for radon gas and you need to install a radon mitigation system. There are many ways that a radon mitigation system can be installed in your home, but don’t get overwhelmed. Utah Radon Services has certified installers that can offer their professional opinion. The first factor to decide is if the system will be interior or exterior. When deciding between the two, both options are useful to reduce radon levels, and it comes down to homeowner preference.
Whenever possible (depending on the layout of the house) we prefer to install an interior system. Here are 5 reasons why we recommend having an interior radon mitigation system installed in the attic.
Benefits of a Radon Mitigation System Installed in the Attic
- The Radon System is Hidden. First and foremost, rather than having the fan and venting pipes on the outside of the home, an interior system means that the only visible component on the outside is the vent stack that rises through the roof.
- Electrical components are out of reach. When installed in the attic space, the fan and all electrical components are also in the attic. Making it harder for children or animals to get to them.
- Less Noise. Although an exterior system is not loud, installing the fan in the attic will prevent noticeable noise from the system.
- Aesthetically Pleasing. Having an internal system is more appealing to potential buyers.
- System Performance Gauge. Many attic installations are routed through the garage, which allows the homeowner to easily see that the system is working.
Ultimately it will be the homeowner’s decision to choose from the options the radon mitigation specialist offers. Both interior and exterior radon mitigation systems are effective ways to remove radon from your home.
If your home tested high for radon, fill out the form on the right to request a radon mitigation bid. We can discuss options over the phone or have someone come to the house to discuss installation options with you. Contact us at 801-871-0715 to see how we can help you.