Home Radon Alarm - with inside fan install

  • 27 Feb 2014 4:08 PM
    Message # 1507362
    Pam Warkentin (Administrator)
    How many members think that Canada should incorporate a Home Radon Alarm on all Radon Mitigation Systems which incorporates a fan in the building envelope?           
    Last modified: 27 Feb 2014 4:08 PM | Pam Warkentin (Administrator)
  • 01 Mar 2014 2:14 PM
    Reply # 1508685 on 1507362
    I believe that all mitigators would be significantly lowering any liability that they incur in selling a mitigation system by installing a home radon alarm or digital radon detector as part of their mitigation. At the bare minimum they should be requiring the homeowner to commit to acquiring one in their contract.  
  • 02 Mar 2014 11:09 AM
    Reply # 1508986 on 1507362

    I believe a radon alarm is a necessity in all homes, that have been mitigated. The Radon hasnt gone away, it have been rerouted. For various reasons, this can be interupted - ie contractor comes into home and "borrows circuit" and neglects to reactivate system.

    The Alarm is that second line of defense, for the homeowner - all homes have smoke detectors !

    I have been contractually requiring them,  for all homes mitigated since 2009.

  • 13 Mar 2014 12:57 PM
    Reply # 1517040 on 1507362
    I agree that Home Radon Alarms are a good way to help a homeowner ensure that their mitigation system is still doing what it is supposed to do.  I believe that homeowners will pay a lot more attention to a beeping radon alarm than a U-Tube manometer.

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