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Optimal Mitigation

Optimal Mitigation

WHAT IS OPTIMAL MITIGATION? What do we mean when we talk about optimal mitigation? Optimal mitigation refers to a mitigation system that reduces radon levels as much as possible with the lowest energy consumption possible. We strive to create effective and efficient systems, which includes asking ourselves, “How can we make it better?” Check out…

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Which roof flashing is best?

Which roof flashing is best?

Which roof flashing is best? When exhausting a radon mitigation system through a roof, it is important to use quality materials. For example, if a roof flashing fails, a homeowner could end up with a leak. So let’s look at a few flashing options and which one we recommend for radon mitigation.  Click here to…

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Why We Don't Use Rain Caps

Why We Don’t Use Rain Caps

People often ask why we don’t use rain caps on radon mitigation systems. Leaving a pipe open to precipitation may seem counterintuitive; however, radon mitigation systems are designed to handle Minnesota weather. The system not only pulls radon from beneath the home but also draws out moisture, so the small amount of water that falls…

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Valves and Dampers

Valves and Dampers

There is no known safe level of radon exposure, so we aim to reduce radon levels as much as possible at American Radon Mitigation. However, you shouldn’t have to pay excessive operating costs to achieve that. This article discusses how to use valves and dampers to reduce system operating costs without sacrificing radon reduction. Watch…

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Aftermarket drain tile and additions

Mitigation, Aftermarket Drain Tile & Additions

Aftermarket drain tile and additions can complicate the radon mitigation process. Let’s look at how we mitigated this 1967 Edina home with aftermarket drain tile, multiple additions, and a radon level of 8 pCi/L. You can also watch the video here. OVERVIEW OF THE HOME FIRST ADDITION WITH AFTERMARKET DRAIN TILE The first addition was…

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