Radon testing and radon mitigation require technical skills and knowledge. Furthermore, the process uses specific equipment. Without proper training and the right equipment, a contractor could cause more harm than good. This is why the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends working with a trained radon technician.
Not sure how to choose a radon technician? Here are some tips to get you started.
Check Your State Radon Office or The National Radon Safety Board
Many states require radon technicians to be registered, licensed, or certified for them to be able to install any type of radon mitigation system. Visit your state’s radon office for a list of qualified contractors. Another option is to check out the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) for NRSB-certified professionals within your area.
Be sure to ask for any certification or professional credentials. If they have participated in a private proficiency program, consider getting in touch with the organization to verify their training.
Request for Estimates and Compare
When requesting for estimates, it’s best to ask from multiple contractors, so it’s easier to determine which one offers the best service packages. Additionally, request for references. Take time to get in touch with some of them to ask about the contractor’s quality of service.
Some important things you should look for in an estimate are:
- Length of time the work will be done
- Additional fees for diagnostic tests if any testing need to be done
- Explanation of what needs to be done and what should be expected during the process
- Analysis or report of how their mitigation system has helped reduce your home’s radon levels.
Did the contractor evaluate the radon levels in your home? Doing so allows the contractor to determine the right mitigation procedure for your home’s specific condition.
Read the Contract Carefully
Ready to move forward with a contractor? Once you’ve received a service contract, check for the following:
- The overall cost of the radon mitigation service, including taxes and other miscellaneous fees.
- Payment schedule. Do you need to pay a deposit? When should full payment be due?
- Contractor’s liability insurance
- Who will be responsible for cleanup and any damage that occurs during the process
- Service or Performance Warranty
Don’t just entrust the safety of your family and your home to any contractor. For your peace of mind, choose a trained and qualified radon mitigation technician. Atlantic Radon is a team of certified radon technicians who have successfully undergone the National Radon Proficiency Program.
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