The cost of radon mitigation is a very popular question among homeowners, realtors, home inspectors and other home service professionals alike.
Like many other home improvement projects, the cost of installing a radon system depends on a lot of different cost factors, including but not limited to, the square footage of the home, the cost of materials and labor associated with the particular install, the difficulty or complexity of the install, whether or not other subcontractors are needed to properly install the system and the cost of any state or local fees, permits or post-mitigation inspections necessary.
While sub-slab depressurization is arguably the most effective means of radon mitigation, it is not always the best option for every home or every homeowner. Some instances may call for sub-slab pressurization, whole house pressurization, air to air exchange or other HVAC related adjustments. Many of these alternative forms of mitigation may also carry a much higher energy penalty or a more costly maintenance schedule leading to higher future costs or expensive continual costs. Therefore, it is important to note that understanding the average cost of radon mitigation should include not only the cost of initial installation but also the cost of operating the system after install.
In Wisconsin, most radon mitigation systems (sub-slab depressurization systems) will cost between $800-$1,500 to install and typically less than $200/year to operate. According to Home Advisor, Angi’s List and a few other online sources, the average cost of a radon mitigation install in Wisconsin is right around $1,200 and the average operating cost is around $75/year.
It is also important to consider radon mitigation costs as they relate to the value a radon system adds to a property. In many instances radon systems significantly increase the value of a home. In some cases radon mitigation may be mandated by a lending institution to secure financing on a home purchase. Radon mitigation is also becoming more and more accepted as one of, if not THE most effective way to prevent radon related health problems. The EPA estimates that radons are responsible for 21,000+ radon-induced lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year and radon gas is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world after smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ultimately, having a radon mitigation system installed is an important decision to make, and one that should be made after careful consideration of radon risks, radon testing results, local radon levels and the value radon mitigation adds to your home or commercial property.
For more information about radon mitigation costs in Wisconsin, please send an email request through our website www.lifetimeradonmitigation.com or call us at (414) 369-4863 for more information about radon risk reduction cost factors and how they relate to radon systems in your area.