Condo Radon Mitigation
Condo Radon Mitigation Waukesha
What do you do if your condo tests high for radon gas? The first thing you ought to do is inform the condo association about the high radon levels in your condo. The main reason for informing the condo association to determine if there is radon present in your condo unit or any of the common areas.
Most condominium declarations state that the owner is to maintain the unit, including the air space within the condo’s boundaries. Conversely, if high radon levels are detected within common areas such as a crawlspace the condo association would likely be required to mitigate excessively high levels of radon in the common spaces.
The EPA guidelines of 4.0 pCi/L or higher are considered actionable, and it is recommended to mitigate radon to reduce radon levels in your home or condo.
Where to Install a Radon System in a Condo
Once you’ve notified the condo association of high radon levels in your unit, the condo board should be able to provide approval or disapproval of the placement of a new radon mitigation system. The reason you will need approval before proceeding with a new radon mitigation system is because typically the owner does not have the right to modify common elements such as, ventilation ducts, roof and exterior walls for example.
This is where a professional radon mitigation company like Lifetime Radon Solutions enters the picture. Having a certified radon mitigation technician asses the condo and the condo’s common or shared spaces, will ensure the radon system installation meets the requirements of the condo association’s requirements.
Is the Condo Association Responsible for Notifying the Owner about High Radon Gas?
Now that the condo association has been made aware of high radon levels, they may disclose this information to the entire condominium community, however they are not required to.
It is likely in the condo association’s best interest to get ahead of the curve to avoid miscommunication from residents, as word about high radon levels in different condo’s will likely get around regardless.
Does your Condo Need Radon Mitigation?
If your condo is three stories from ground level or higher, it is likely your unit may have low levels of radon. However, depending on the ventilation system your condo could have high levels of radon gas, so it is always recommended to test for it.
The best way to find out if you need condo radon mitigation is to test for radon gas. Reach out to us today to schedule a radon test and find out what your radon levels are!