Radon Gas Mitigation Photo Album: Activation of a Passive Radon System in Downingtown PA
This customer had a Passive Radon system currently in the home. A Passive Radon system uses the stack effect to extract the radon gases from ones home and the only way to tell if your current system is working, is to run a randon test. After running a 48hour Radon test in the basement, this customers levels were coming back at 4.1 pCi/L. EPA recommends mitigation when levels reach 4pCi/L or higher so the customer reached out to us to activate their passive system. To activate a passive system, we must install a fan at the vent pipe, which will pull the gases from the soil, up and out of the house.
Here the customer has an open pit in the basement which will allow gases to leak up and out through the basement
Sealed Dome cover
Sump Pit dome cover was installed and now stops any gases from leaking from the pit, into the home
Current vent piping for the passive radon system.
Active Passive Radon System
Here we installed the radon fan right at the vent pipe, this fan will pull the radon gases up from under the slab and safely out of the house.