More and more homeowners are learning about how radon gas causes lung cancer and the importance of testing their homes for radon. It's even more important to know that not all radon mitigation system types are the same, and not all service providers install quality systems like Utah Radon Services does.
For an average size home, most Utah radon companies similarly priced around $1,600–$2,000 per system. However, we are a step above the rest with high-quality, quiet systems that come with a warranty and a post-installation low-maximum radon level guarantee.
For most homes, we can give a free bid for a radon mitigation system over the phone. However, some homes have structural complexities that add to the difficulty of the installation. We are always happy to come to your home to do an in-person inspection for your bid at no charge. This appointment usually takes about 30 minutes, but we will happily stay to answer any questions you may have.
This is our most popular type of system, and more than 50% of the homes we fix choose this option.
An interior system first requires us to drill through the lowest concrete floor slab in the home in a discrete location such as a mechanical room, storage room, or the back of a closet. Second, we install a PVC pipe from the lowest level of the home up through the roof. The goal of all of our installations is to hide the system as much as possible. The radon system fan is then installed in the attic to exhaust the gas up through the roof with a single pipe and special roof vent.
In most Utah homes, these installations average a total cost between $1,600–$2,000.
Sometimes, there just isn’t a well-hidden route possible inside the home. In this case, an exterior radon system is the best fit.
These systems start the same as an interior system by drilling through the lowest slab, but they then transition to the outside of the home right above ground level. Whenever possible, this will be on the side or back of the home out of view and away from any high-use areas such as patios and entryways.
The radon fan for an exterior system is the size of a basketball and is installed onto the outside pipe just a foot or two above the ground (where it can easily be hidden by a bush!). Above the fan, we transition the pipe to an aluminum downspout to match the home’s current rain gutters. At no extra cost, we can often paint this downspout to blend it in with the existing color of the home.
An exterior radon system also costs around $1,600–$2,000 on average.
We are very familiar with crawl spaces and their unique installation requirements. Crawl spaces add another layer of complexity to any radon system installation, and most crawl spaces need to be viewed in person to determine the exact price.
A general rule of thumb for crawl space radon systems is that the total cost will be the price of a normal radon system, plus approximately $2–$3 more per square foot of the crawl space.
If the home’s footprint is over 2,000 square feet, it may require additional radon suction pits or multiple mitigation systems. With a large home, there are many variables to take into consideration, so it is almost always necessary for us to inspect the home in person to accurately provide a bid.
If a home’s cement slab has sub-slab ducting that is not well sealed, it can make mitigation difficult. If you know you have sub-slab ducts in your home, let us know during the bid request so we can review this issue with you. In the worst-case scenario, you may need a company to seal the sub-slab vents, and this may cost many thousands of dollars.
Lines running through the cement of a slab will often add cost to a radon system installation. In this situation, we need to use FLIR cameras to try to see the piping through the concrete in order to miss these pipes while drilling.
Some homes will have copper gutter downspouts on the outside of their homes. We can install copper downspouts onto such homes, but it costs roughly $600 more for one copper downspout.
In the end, installing a radon system in your home is about health, safety, and peace of mind. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible. Contact us at 801-871-0715 to get your bid today!