Choosing the right radon mitigation professional for your home is a bit tough. You need to take into consideration many things like budget and security. Most of the time we are inundated with many proposals that prevent us from making a sound choice. In 2003, EPA released “A Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction” that outlines some helpful questions to guide you in evaluating the best radon mitigation professional.
All contract services would start with a request for service followed by a proposal. Proposal review is difficult if you do not know what to ask or what to check. Always get at least three (3) proposals from different contractors and compare them. It is important to evaluate contracts as they are your legal protection. Some proposals are flooded with unnecessary information that can affect your judgment and so you must know what to look for. Below are EPA guides in evaluating proposals from your radon mitigation professional.
References, Photos & Test Results
Will the contractor provide references or photographs, as well as test results of ‘before’ and ‘after’ radon levels of past radon reduction work?
Scope of Work & Timeline
Can the contractor explain what the work will involve, how long it will take to complete, and exactly how the radon reduction system will work?
Does the contractor charge a fee for any diagnostic tests?
Did the contractor inspect your home’s structure before giving you an estimate?
Did the contractor review the quality of your radon measurement results and determine if appropriate testing procedures were followed?
Proof of state certification and/or professional proficiency or certification credentials?
Proof of liability insurance and being bonded, and have all necessary licenses to satisfy local requirements?
Diagnostic testing before the design and installation of a radon-reduction system?
Installation of a warning device to caution you if the radon reduction system is not working correctly?
Testing after installation to make sure the radon reduction system works well?
Regular radon testing and radon mitigation by professional radon inspectors are needed especially in areas with a high concentration of uranium, thorium, and radium. At Atlantic Radon, we provide quality radon testing and radon mitigation services. Keep your family safe from Radon. You can schedule a radon testing in Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City, Crofton, and Gaithersburg with us. It is important to make sure your home is safe from radon. To learn more about radon testing in Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City, Crofton, and Gaithersburg, fill out our contact form and one of our professional radon specialists can answer your questions and assist you further.