Frequently Asked Questions
What type of license or certification do you have?
We are certified by The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP), the credentialing and certification division of AARST (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians). Certification to NRPP standards is an ongoing effort which requires bi-annual documentation of expertise and performance.
My sump pump is in the front of my house. Do you have to run pipe all the way across my basement to install the radon system?
There is a major misconception that a radon mitigation system needs to start and run out of a sump crock in the basement of a home. Although, running a radon system out of a sump crock is a great solution, it is not the only way to mitigate radon gas.
Some radon mitigation companies prefer mitigating radon from the sump crock, even when the sump crock is located in the front of a home. This is because it is easy for them to install. Lifetime Radon Solutions installs custom radon mitigation systems, built to fit the unique character of any home.
If your home as a sump crock, it most likely has a drain tile system. Your drain tile system runs around the perimeter of your basement. Lifetime Radon Solutions technicians can just as effectively mitigate radon gas by running the system out from your homes drain tile system. Mitigating radon from your drain tile system as opposed to your sump crock provides significantly more flexibility in the placement of your radon mitigation system. This ensures that your radon system will be effective without becoming an eye sore on the exterior of your home.
Do you use downspout or PVC piping?
Lifetime Radon Solutions uses what's called schedule 40 cellular core white PVC piping.
With the changing seasons and harsh weather conditions in Southeaster Wisconsin, the PVC pipe provides a better solution to help avoid condensation and freezing of your radon mitigation system.
Can the radon fan be located in the basement?
Per EPA standards, the radon mitigation fan cannot be inside the living envelope. The main reason for this is because if the fan ever leaks from the top of the fan, radon will be exhausted directly into your home.
Acceptable locations for a radon fan are in a garage, attic of a garage or attic of your home or on the exterior of your home.
What is the typical time frame to install a radon mitigation system?
Lifetime Radon Solutions technicians are scheduled to perform 2-3 jobs per day, with their first job starting onsite at 8AM.
The typical timeframe for an average radon system installation is 2-4 hours.
What is your warranty?
Lifetime Radon Solutions provides a lifetime warranty on workmanship as long as the radon system is not moved, altered or tampered with in any way.
The radon fan has a five year warranty and Lifetime Radon Solutions guarantees to keep your homes radon levels under 4 pCi/L for 10 years.
Is a re-test included in your pricing?
Lifetime Radon Solutions uses electronic monitors for our radon testing. Once your new radon system is up and running, our radon tech conducts the radon test before leaving your home.
The radon test has a 24 hour delay to give the system sometime to draw the radon gas out of your home. After 24 hours, the radon monitor will sample the air in your home every hour, for 48 hours.