4 Easy Steps to finding the right Radon Mitigation Contractor in Canada
June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022
If you need to lower the radon levels in your home, you will need a radon mitigation system installed by a professional contractor. You might not know how to select the right contractor. At Performance Radon Inc., we provide radon mitigation for Regina area homes. But we can’t help everyone, so we put together a list that Canadian homeowners can use to find a great radon mitigation contractor in your area.
- Find a C-NRPP certified contractor for your area
- Contact at least two contractor for quotes
- Review the radon mitigation proposals
- Hire your contractor
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Always hire a CNRPP (Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program) Certified radon mitigation contractor. By hiring a CNRPP Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor you will know that the business performing the work has trained people who can safely and effectively lower the radon levels in your home.
If you find your contractor any other way then on the C-NRPP website, verify your contractors’ credentials by going to CNRPP website and finding your contractor. There are contractors who have attempted to falsely claim they are certified, when in fact they are not. The only way to know for sure is to go to the CNRPP website and confirm.
Get at least two quotes. You will be very surprised the way different radon mitigation contractors’ operate. It’s not uncommon to find some pushy or abrasive contractors who do a poor job of communication. Often, these contractors will tell you what you need without ever listening to you. While other contractors listen to you and care about your needs. Communication is the key element in any successful radon mitigation project. If communication is not good during the proposal process, this can be a red flag.
** BE ALERT ** Radon mitigation contractors have been known to use scare tactics to win jobs. It is a huge RED FLAG if your contractor does something such as placing the radon tester in a sump, crawl space or sewer access. Find another contractor and tell them about your experience. Any C-NRPP certified contractor can explain to you the proper way to test for radon.
If at any time during the radon mitigation proposal process a contractor makes you feel unsafe or scared, STOP and call another contractor. It is rare to have radon levels so high that a contractor needs to instill fear into a client. A second opinion is the best thing to do in this situation.
Review the radon mitigation proposals. Look for in-depth proposals that explain the process fully. The radon mitigation proposal should include the prices, proposed solution in a clear and easy to understand way. It should also contain any working conditions relating to safety and procedures needed during the radon mitigation job.
Check the contractors’ warranties. Some contractors will offer a guarantee that the radon level to be below a certain rate. Compare and contrast the proposals and find that one that explains the process the best. Radon mitigation proposals should also include references to following the Heath Canada radon recommendations. All C-NRPP contracts should be following the Health Canada process.
Hire Your Contractor – Once you have found the best radon mitigation contractor for you, hire that company. Some contractors will require a small deposit, while others do not. You should never pay the entire cost upfront, only after the radon mitigation work is completed. A reasonable deposit is $500, anything more is probably unnecessary for radon mitigation project.
We hope this list is helpful while you find a hire a radon mitigation contractor for your home. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.