Before hiring any contractor, it’s a good idea to get a contract, but this is especially true when it comes to Radon Mitigation. A Radon Mitigation Contract will helps all parties to be in the know about the project.
Ask the contractor to prepare a radon mitigation contract before any work starts. Read the contract before you sign it. Make sure everything in the radon mitigation contract matches the original proposal. The contract should describe exactly what work will be done prior to and during the installation of the system, what the system consists of, and how the system will operate. Many contractors provide a guarantee that they will adjust or modify the system to reach a negotiated radon level (e.g., 3.9 pCi/L or less). Carefully read the conditions of the contract describing the guarantee. Consider optional additions to your radon mitigation contract that may add to the initial cost of the system, but may be worth the extra expense. Typical options might include an extended warranty, a service plan or improved aesthetics.
Important information that should appear in the radon mitigation contract includes:
- The total cost of the job, including all taxes and permit fees; how much, if any, is required for a deposit; and when payment is due in full.
- The time needed to complete the work.
- An agreement by the contractor to obtain necessary permits andfollow required building codes.
- A statement that the contractor carries liability insurance and is bonded and insured to protect you in case of injury to persons, or damage to property, while the work is being done.
- A statement covering who will be responsible for damage during the job and cleanup after the job.
- Details of any guarantee to reduce radon below a negotiated level.
- Details of warranties or other optional features associated with the hardware components of the mitigation system.
- A declaration stating whether any warranties or guarantees are transferable if you sell your home.
- A description of what the contractor expects the homeowner to do, such as make the work area accessible, before work begins.
A Radon Mitigation Contract protects both the homeowner & the contractor. At Trinity Radon, we use our signed proposals to cover all of these items. Give us a call today to see what else is on our Radon Mitigation Contract: 630-499-1492