DIY Radon Mitigation: Good or Bad Idea?

Being a homeowner often goes hand-in-hand with being a do-it-yourselfer. We definitely don’t knock DIY projects down, but some things should be left to the licensed professionals. On a list of those “things” is radon mitigation. DIY Radon Mitigation might seem like a good idea, but it’s one thing you don’t want to cut corners on.

As tempting as it may be, a DIY radon mitigation system will save you very little time & money in the long run. More importantly, a DIY radon mitigation may not operate effectively & there is no guarantee should you choose to sell your home.

Licensed Radon Mitigation Professionals have to go through rigorous education, quality assurance, & state requirement protocols. Unlike a DIY Radon Mitigation, a professional radon system installation is completed by someone who does radon remediation for a living. They have the tools required to complete the job properly. Most homeowners do not own a drill or bit powerful enough to core the required hole. They also typically do not have access to the high quality materials a contractor does.

Most radon mitigation companies, including Trinity Electrical & Radon Mitigation, Inc., offer some sort of warranty. Trinity’s is 5 years. The best part of the warranty is that it transfers should you choose to sell your home. If you do a DIY radon mitigation, there is no way to guarantee or warranty your work should you choose to sell your home.

The biggest concern to a DIY radon mitigation system is that it may not operate effectively. Though a radon mitigation may seem straight forward, each home has unique nuances that must be taken into consideration during an install. Whether it is a crawl space that needs to be properly sealed, small cracks in the foundation, or even a home that requires two mitigation fans, a licensed radon mitigation professional will know the proper steps to take to lower the radon levels in your home.

A radon mitigation is one thing that should definitely be left to the professionals. If you would like your free quote, give us a call today: 630-499-1492.

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