Radon Detector

by Admin on January 5, 2012

Choosing A Radon Detector For Your Home?




There are many types of Radon Detectors available, and they all have different ways of measuring radon gas in your home. Some radon testers are larger than others, and some require electricity. They’re also different in the length of time required to properly measure the radon gas. If you want to know what the current level of radon gas is in your home, you should perform a short term test.

What is a Radon Detector?

The use of a Radon Detector will monitor the current radon gas level in your home. This is important because you may need to reduce radon to a safe level within your home. Radon Mitigation for your home is something that can be done in a single afternoon, but to install a radon mitigation system successfully, you need to know the current level of radon gas within your home. This will allow a radon technician to properly design a radon mitigation system for your home.

Using A Radon Detector

As I previously mentioned, there are several types of Radon Detectors. The most popular types of testers are the electronic radon testers and the charcoal radon testers. When performing a radon test, you need to decide if you are going to do a long term, or a short term radon test. Many times a short term radon test is used in real estate transactions because you can find out if you have safe radon level within 48 hours. This helps speed up the closing process on the home. However, if you perform a short term radon test using a charcoal Radon Detector, you’ll have to send the canister in to the lab for the results, and that can take up to a week for the information to be processed.

Where To Get Your Radon Detector

You can get your Radon Detector at most popular hardware stores. You should carefully examine the detector and see if it is a long term, or short term test. You’ll also want to determine if there is an extra charge for the lab analysis for that specific Radon Detector. Some radon testers come with the lab analysis fee already paid for, and some will require an additional lab fee. This is usually eveident from the pricing of the Radon Detector itself.

What If Your Radon Detector Shows High Levels Of Radon?

Don’t Panic! There’s no need to be worried because radon gas can easily be reduce in your home. A Radon Mitigation System can be installed in your home in one afternoon. The radon level in your home can be reduced within 24 hours of the radon system installation. The current safe radon levels within a residential home are 4 pico-curries or less. Some states require their safe radon levels to be within 2 pico-curries or less.

Your Radon Mitigation System will last for the life of the home as long as the fan is properly operating. The life span of a radon fan is approximately 12-15 years of continuous use. It’s easy to replace a radon fan within your system, and is easily detected if there is a fan failure. Upon completion of a radon mitigation system, It’s recommended to use an electronic Radon Detector for continuous monitoring of radon gas in your home.

Click Here For A Step By Step Guide To Install A Radon Mitigation System In Your Home

Keep your family safe from the health risks of radon gas by using a radon detector, and installing a radon mitigation system.


Radon Fan – Review

by Admin on January 2, 2012


Radon Fan - GP201


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This is a product review for the GP-201 Radon Fan. For more information on the GP-201 Radon Fan and details on the installation procedure, Please visit this link below.

Radon Fan – GP201 Installation Details

The GP-201 Radon Fan is one of the most popular fans in the radon mitigation  industry. It is designed to handle most any radon mitigation installation with superior performance and ultra-quiet operation. The GP series are designed to be interchangeable, so if a certain model doesn’t suit a particular job you’re working on, another model will. The choice of which radon fan to use within a your installation is determined by the unique factors of the individual home. Keep reading for an honest GP-201 Radon Fan review that will help you decide if this is the right fan for your radon mitigation system.

Radon Fan GP201 Review – What is it?

A Radon Fan is designed to handle years of high performance air suction from underneath the floor slab in your basement.  Sometimes these conditions can be more demanding than others. For example, if  the sub slab material beneath the home consists of tight dirt or clay, the fan will definitely have to work harder to draw air out to successfully reduce radon in your home. The opposite is true as well, if you have a loose gravel base your fan will not have to work as hard.  Be sure to choose a Radon Fan suitable for your installation.

Radon Fan GP201 Review – What I Liked

One of the things that I really like about the GP-201 Radon Fan is that it is made for demanding sub slab depressurization, or (active soil depressurization), and can withstand very tight sub slab material situations such as tight dirt, tight clay, and even sand etc… This is very important, because your radon mitigation system operates continuously day in and day out. If you don’t choose the proper Radon Fan for your radon system, you risk the possibility of burning the fan out prematurely, or not reducing the radon gas down to a safe level.  The GP201 Radon Fan is also able to withstand the outside seasonal elements, as well as indoor elements.

Radon Fan GP201 Review – What I didn’t Like

There’s not much about the GP201 Radon Fan that I don’t like, but I want to be completely open and honest in this review, so I will admit that this fan is slightly larger that some of the other fans that are available. This doesn’t bother me too much because of the great results it produces, but obviously if this same fan was available in a smaller version and produced the same results, I think it would be safe to say that the smaller one would be more aesthetically pleasing. Another thing worth mentioning, is that this fan does have an option to be mounted directly to the wall for stability. I find that this is an un-necessary step, and could produce vibration on the wall if mounted too tightly. My suggestion is not to mount the fan, therefore eliminating the possibility of any vibration. The fan is plenty secure within the pipe structure.

Radon Fan GP201 Review – Overall Thoughts

While there are several different styles and models of fans available for your radon mitigation system installation, I strongly feel that the GP201 Radon Fan is one of the better fans available. Mainly because it’s interchangeable, so if you would ever have to upgrade the fan to higher powered model it will fit perfectly in place. All of the GP series fans look exactly alike and are the same dimensions, so there’s no need to modify the system in case of an upgrade or replacement. I also support the fact that they are very reliable for years of continuous operation. One other thing that is well worth mentioning, is that the GP201 Radon Fan only draws about 40 watts! That’s hardly anything at all, considering it’s similar to a small light bulb. The GP201 is estimated to cost approximately three dollars per month to operate continuously, and the life span of the fan is 12-15 years.

The GP201 Radon Fan Gets Two Thumbs Up From Me

I’ve personally installed hundreds of GP201 radon fans over the years, and have been very satisfied with their performance and reliability.

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