What is the cost of radon mitigation? – According to HomeAdvisor, radon mitigation normally costs between $778 and $1,223, but may cost as much as $3,000 for a big home or property with numerous foundations. “The homeowner should meet with the mitigation expert and inquire how much the system will cost, what upkeep is necessary, and where the system will be installed,” adds Kekoa.
“Mitigation systems placed in a more inconspicuous manner will ‘fit in’ better with the architecture, but will likely be more expensive.” Only use radon mitigation professionals who are qualified by the National Radon Safety Board or National Radon Proficiency Program. Kekoa suggests checking certification separately with both organizations.
“If something is done poorly, it may cause more harm than good,” says Linnertz, recalling a person with whom she spoke whose radon level had grown after a mitigation device was installed.
Where in your home is radon most likely to be found?
What is radon? – Radon is a gas that exists naturally in the environment in innocuous quantities. It is created by the decay of uranium in soil and rocks. It occasionally becomes concentrated in homes constructed on uranium-rich soil. It can infiltrate structures through floor or wall cracks, construction joints, or foundational spaces around pipes, cables, or pumps.
- Typically, radon levels are higher in the basement or crawlspace.
- When radon gas is inhaled, it enters the lungs and exposes the lungs to minute levels of radiation.
- This may harm the cells lining the lungs, hence increasing the risk of lung cancer.
- Those who have lived for many years in a radon-contaminated home are at a greater risk.
Exposure to both radon gas and cigarette smoke increases the chance of developing lung cancer more than either component alone.
How much does radon abatement in Wisconsin cost?
Cost – A trained contractor may install a radon mitigation system for between $800 and $2,000, with an average of $1,200. Sub-slab depressurization is not a do-it-yourself project unless the individual has extensive contractor experience. To identify a radon mitigation contractor by county, see our list.