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Radon Mitigations services for the Kansas City area
Integrity Building Inspections offers Radon Mitigation Services for the Kansas City metro area. Following US EPA 402-R-92-078 Radon Mitigation Standards we can reduce the Radon levels in your home, or other building.
Contact us for Radon Mitigation Services at 816-922-9529. With have installed systems within 120 miles of Kansas City (mileage charges may apply outside our service area).
Our Radon Mitigation Certification:
NHRP ID 106196RMT
Kanasa State KDHE Certification KS-MI-0013
Make sure you use a certified Radon Mitigation Company.
To find who is certified for your area check click here
Almost all homes can have their level of Radon reduced efficiently and effectively using active soil depressurization techniques. Each house is different so each of our systems are different. We will design a system for your home only after diagnostic testing so you can be assured that not only the Radon will be reduced but that your system is not over or undersized. You won't be paying for extra heating and cooling costs. We size the fan and ducts to meet the pressure needs of the house. Standard single point Radon Mitigation Systems with short runs of piping start at $860.00. This price includes diagnostic testing, design, installation, and post installation Radon testing to insure levels were reduced. a $135.00 value. Some of our competition does not follow EPA protocol or the new Kansas Law (see the warning below).
Need a custom installation so the piping and fan does not show on the outside of the house? We can custom design a system where piping runs are inside the home. These custom installations do cost more but most of your neighbors will never know you have a Radon Mitigation System installed in the home. Call us for a custom installation quote at 816-922-9529. Some custom installations can be completed for around $1200.00 to $2000.00.
Dont be fooled by less costly installations. There are several contractors installing systems in the Kansas City metro area that do not meet EPA protocol. EPA protocol states that the exhaust must be routed to above the roof line and have an electrical disconnect - the two most common defects. We have observed several installations that do not meet these requirements. Call us and we can provide you with the infomation you need to know to have a proper system installed.
Typical installation styles:
Above is the preferred radon suction pit (White PVC piping - not installed on the sump pump pit). This provides easier servicing of the sump pump (sealed pit) and insures the fan will not burn out with cavitation due to high water levels.
Above - Mitigation suction piping using a sump pit. We don't generally recommend using the sump pump pit but might under certain conditions (high water levels can cause cavitation of fans). If we do use sump pits we install quick couplings so the plumbing can be easily disconnected to service the sump pump.
Above - Typical Radon Mitigation System suction pipe with dug pit in basement area.
Above - Typical performance indicator (manometer) in the suction pipe. We can provide these simple manual indicators (in both blue or red colors) or more elaborate custom electrical alarm systems.
We provide a 3 year warranty on our Radon Mitigation Systems (see our contract for details). Fans come with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty and we will provide the labor to replace them if they fail in the first three years. You can rest assured that your system will operate as designed for many years of trouble free operation. Ready to have one of most cost effictive Radon Reduction Systems installed in your home? Contact us by clicking here.
WARNING: We are constantly amazed that many of our competetors are not following EPA Protocol or the new Kansas State Law. Many radon systems we see have safety and fire hazards and some systems have improperly installed fan and piping locations.
MOST COMMON EPA PROTOCOL and KANSAS LAW VIOLATIONS INCLUDE:
* Outside exhaust pipe does not extend to above the roof line (1 foot above when routed through the roof).
* No outside electrical disconnect provided with outside mounted fans.
* Improper documentation and system labeling (missing certification or license numbers, proper labeling of piping, system documentation and drawings with pressure measurements missing).
* Missing proper fire stops - required on all garage fire wall penetrations.
* Too large or too small radon fan for the home.
If your system is missing any of these items (or others) required by EPA protocol or Kansas State Law, give us a call and we can give you a quote to correct your system.
Not only will improperly installed systems cause higher operation costs, you might also experience high moisture entry and inside the wall mold growth. Beware of low cost installations with contractors that do not use a digital micromanometer to properly size the system fan.
If you have an existing radon mitigation system installed and wish to have a non-intrusive system check we will perform a system check and radon test for $135.00 (EPA recommends retesting every 2 years to insure conditoins have not changed on existing radon mitigation systems).
For a more thorough system check including system sub soil pressures and flow rates to insure your fan was properly sized call and we will quote this service (normally around $225.00). The typical operating costs for systems with over-sized fans are several hundred dollars per year (all extra air removed must be heated and cooled).
Just let us know if we can help you. Call 816-922-9529.
Radon Mitigation systems with outside radon fans.Typical outside fan installation. Notice the exhaust extends to above the roof (required by EPA protocol and Kansas State Law).we can install Radon Mitigation Systems on the outside of the home or provide custom installations with the fan hidden and piping ran inside the home.
Above - Typical interior piping routing (through closet space) to the fan installed in the attic.
Above - Radon fan installed in the attic. We can usually route the suction pipe through the house (not visible on the outside) and mount the Radon fan in the attic. These installtions add resale value to your home but are usually around double the cost.
Above - Close up view of exterior radon fan installed on outside of a home. Notice - the fan has the electrical disconnect (required by EPA protocol and Kansas State Law).
We see many systems in the Kansas City area that are not installed per EPA protocol. In the State of Kansas all mitigtion systems must now be installed per EPA protocol.
Some of these systems are unsafe. See the warning in RED below.
Contact us if you wish to inquire if your system was installed per EPA protocol.
Make sure your system is installed by a provider that follows EPA protocol not only for your own safety, but to insure your home retains it's resale value. We are in business to help you. Let us help you have a proper and effective system installed.
Typical outside system installed with exposed radon fan.
We use digital micromanometers and perform diagnostic testing to select the proper size fan for your home. This requires drilling test holes in several areas to insure we have an adequate pressure field extension for radon extraction. Using proper installation methods we can insure your home will have a properly sized fan with the lowest operating cost.
Example of using a micromanometer and 2' pitot tube to check flow rates and properly size the system fan.
Example of micromanometer being used to check proper subsoil pressure field extension.
We highly recommend proper diagnostic testing to insure your system is properly installed.
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