Radon Mitigation is the process used to reduce radon gas concentrations in the breathing zone of an occupied home or business in the Madison area. The EPA protocols require each mitigation system to have a warning device installed as a part of every active radon mitigation system to warn the homeowner if there is a system failure. This unique device is called a u-tube manometer and it is the warning system installed on most residential mitigation systems. A u-tube manometer is installed on the vent pipe that is installed into the suction pit underneath the concrete slab of the home or commercial property.
U-Tube Manometer’s and how they work…
A u-tube manometer measure and displays the suction in inches of water column. This is often notated as inch WC. Inches of water column is the amount of pressure inside a pipe. There is red oil inside the u-tube manometer that shows the pressure inside the radon vent pipe.
You can determine whether your radon system is functioning if the u-tube manometer shows that there is pressure in the pipe. Homeowners in Madison and Southern Wisconsin with u-tube manometers installed should look to see if the liquid in the tube is uneven. If the liquid is equal on both sides, this indicates no pressure and no suction from the fan. If the liquid is even on both sides, the radon mitigation system is not sucking on the soil gassed underneath the home which means the system and consequently, not removing the radon gas from your home or business.
If you realize there is no pressure in your u-tube manometer, call us at Wisconsin Radon Services to check your system.A certified radon expert from Wisconsin Radon Services LLC can inspect your system and determine why there is not pressure or suction. In most cases, the malfunctioning fan will need to be replaced. Radon fans vary in price depending on the model. Our radon mitigation technicians will review the system installation and determine whether or not the fan that needs replaced is the correct fan based on a number of different variables and diagnostic tests.
If you need your radon mitigation system replaced our team of experienced professionally certified Radon Mitigation Specialists can help you with your unique challenge. We offer state of the art radon removal equipment and get the job done right the first time.