If you have a radon mitigation system that is over 5 years old, OES recommends that your system be inspected to ensure you are protected from radon exposure. In fact, the EPA recommends all homes with radon mitigation systems be tested every two years.
If you are planning on selling your home soon, you may want to have your mitigation system inspected to ensure it meets code requirements and to avoid any contingencies on the sale of your house.
Why should you get a radon mitigation system inspection?
As a home settles and changes over time, your radon entry points can too. Existing cracks and gaps can grow - and new ones can form. Another factor to consider is the longevity of the radon mitigation system. Once the system starts to deteriorate, its performance becomes less effective, which also means it will not be doing as much to protect your family from radon. Some other reasons include:
For these reasons and more, the EPA recommends that a radon mitigation system inspection be performed every two years.