From time to time I will get calls from customers asking if there is anything they should do regarding their Radon system maintenance. The good news about Radon systems is that if they are running and quiet, there is not much to really do for maintenance. But you still need to be able to answer the question: Is my radon mitigation system working properly?
What should be done on a semi-annual basis though is to conduct a home Radon test, just to make sure Radon levels have not crept back up somehow. Most of the time levels will still be low, but there have been rare occasions when we had to go back and address an issue that a customer was not aware of to bring levels back down. Their system was working but, a crack developed in the basement slab or a gap opened up at the cold joint. One homeowner had taken his sealed sump pump pit lid off and forgot to put it back on the pit and re-seal it.
So, remember to do a Radon test every couple of years to make sure your Radon system is doing its job. Chances are the test will come back low. If it doesn’t then give us a call, whether it is our system or not we can take care of it.