From time to time home inspectors will share pics of radon systems they see out there. Sometimes they will have questions about a radon system or just forward them to let me know what is going on out there in the Radon world.
The first two pics are of Poor Radon System that was just installed by a competitor. Look at how the sump pump pipe was left. That check valve is ready to burst at any moment of use. The radon system has no clamps on it to keep it sturdy and no rubber coupling on it for a quick disconnect. The 2nd pic shows how the electrical work was left by them. No explanation needed on that one. I always get asked if we will match their price. I simply say, “no”. Their work is so poor that I would never match their price. Not with the quality of work we do. This is why I say being certified is just the beginning of starting a Radon business. Check out their work, references, website before you hire. Don’t let price be the deciding factor. We lost a job to them today because of the price. I told the customer good luck, you’re going to get what you paid for.
The last pic is of an older radon system. I just don’t understand what they were trying to do on this one. It’s a good example of how not to install a Radon system. This is why I recommend to all customers, no matter what they are having done to their home, to get educated on how it should be done properly. Know what questions to ask, get it in writing and don’t pay till you are satisfied. These radon systems are to help protect you and your family. A Poor Radon System can actually do the opposite. It’s just not worth the risk to save a few dollars.