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The Milwaukee NARI Home and Garden Show

Lifetime Radon Solutions Attends the 2017 Milwaukee NARI Home and Garden Show

Lifetime Radon Solutions headed to Milwaukee over the weekend from February 16th through the 19th for the NARI Home and Garden Show. It was a blast to see all the industry leading contractors, landscapers, home builders and tradesman. One of the neatest things seen at the 2017 NARI show was the “tiny house” exhibitor; they can really pack a lot into those tiny homes!

Even though the weather was unseasonably warm for February in Wisconsin, there were still a lot of Wisconsinites venturing indoors to find potential contractors for their spring home projects.

The Biggest Takeaway from the NARI Home and Garden Show

Well, there were actually two to three big takeaways. While at the NARI show, Lifetime Radon Solutions handed out well over 100 radon test kits, booked several (free) in home estimates, and educated many about the health impacts of radon gas. Additionally, Lifetime Radon Solutions answered commonly asked questions about how a radon mitigation system works and how a radon system gets installed.

Most Commonly Asked Questions about Radon Mitigation Systems

Question: “Doesn’t the radon system have to go into the sump crock?”

Answer: It sure can. However, it does not have to. Most homes have drain tile surrounding the inside perimeter of the basement. The drain tile typically empties into the sump crock. Depending on the optimal placement of a radon system from an aesthetics and functionality standpoint, Lifetime Radon Solutions can “tap into” the drain tile and get the same level of effectiveness if we were to draw radon gas from the sump crock.

Question: “Does the radon mitigation system have to be installed on the exterior of a home?”

Answer: No. It can be installed on the exterior of a home; however that is not the only way to do it. In some cases, a radon system can be installed through an attached garage. There are three major benefits to installing a radon system through an attached garage.

·        It preserves the curb appeal of a home, because the piping runs from the basement into the garage and through the garage roof.

·        If there is an outlet within six feet of where the radon fan will be placed, the home owner can save money on electrical costs.

·        Because the radon fan is not exposed to the outdoor elements, the radon fan will last longer.