DuPage's
Better System

Better Looking,
More Durable, Competitively Priced

As one of the largest radon mitigation firms in the U.S., DuPage Radon Contractors' volume parts buying keeps prices competitive.
 
Our systems also tend to be better looking for about the same price. While many radon mitigation firms offer only one fan option, and/or one discharge option, we offer many options to better match a radon system to the look of the building and to your needs, while still meeting state regulations.
 
Over the years DuPage Radon Contractors has tested and now employs some of the most durable parts and best practices in the industry: water bypasses, custom floor fittings, advanced glue, etc., to provide years of trouble-free radon reduction.
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DuPage Radon Contractors strives to provide the most attractive radon remediation system that any given situation will allow.


Fan Housing

Our standard fan comes with an attractive cover in white or black made of weatherproof ABS plastic. This protects the fan and its rubber couplings from the elements, and most people feel that it is also more attractive. Volume purchasing allows us to provide fan covers at about the same price as other firms offer exposed fans. If desired, or if a fan housing can't fit, DuPage Radon Contractors also offers exposed fans.

Low-Profile
Fan

A low-profile fan cover can be used when the depth of the fan is an issue, such as situations where a radon system is next to a driveway or in other places where looks are more important than noise, as low-profile fans are louder.

Downspout or
PVC Discharge

Aluminum downspout-style discharge tends to be much less noticeable than traditional PVC pipe because it is the same look and shape as most existing gutter downspouts. Some radon mitigation companies charge extra for this style of discharge, but DuPage Radon Contractors can offer aluminum downspouts at similar prices due to volume purchasing. PVC pipe is also available where desired or needed for unusual radon system circumstances.

Eight Standard
Colors

The discharge pipe for wall systems runs up the side of the building to the highest eave. At no extra charge, DuPage Radon Contractors carries eight color options you can choose from for downspout-style discharges. On some houses, this color difference really makes the system look much better than some competitors' all-white systems.

Custom Painting
for an Exact Match

In addition to our stock colors, DuPage Radon Contractors also offers custom-painted radon mitigation system options. The fan housing can be painted to match one of our eight stock discharge colors or the entire system can be painted any color you supply.

Clear Caulk

DuPage Radon Contractors uses clear caulk to seal floor cracks rather than commonly-used gray. On some floors, this makes a big aesthetic difference.

Did you Know...?

  • I’m Selling, Why Do I Care?

    A better looking radon mitigation system reduces the chance that the buyer of your building will ever balk at your choice and ask, “Why didn’t you buy a fan housing like my neighbor has?”

  • Careful System Design

    To ensure the best looking system, one of our highly-trained radon mitigation system designers will be dispatched to your building for a free system design. He or she considers your needs, the building’s layout, and state regulations when deciding the location, system style, and specific parts.

  • Location, Location, Location

    Part of making a radon removal system look its best is choosing the best possible location for the system. DuPage Radon Contractors always seeks out the least conspicuous location possible, avoiding if possible, installation on the front of the building or near frequented areas, like patios. The interior piping is usually installed in an unfinished area that is unlikely to ever be finished in any future basement remodel.

  • Sometimes You Can Choose

    Sometimes, our System Designers sees more than one viable location or style option for a radon remediation system. He or she may offer you the ability to decide which option you prefer.

  • It’s The Little Things

    We do the little things that make your system look better. We are careful in determining how the piping is run, how our holes are drilled, and even how we apply the glue and primer – all in order to design a system that is as good looking as is reasonably possible.

  • More Durable

    Below are just a few of the parts and processes that make for a more robust radon mitigation system at a similar price to competitors.



    Protective
    Cover

    The fan cover is part of our standard radon removal system. It is a highly durable, impact-resistant, paintable, ABS plastic cover that protects the vulnerable rubber bushings and fan housing from harsh UV sun rays and ice, snow, and rain. This cover makes the radon system quieter and also protects the system from accidentally being turned off or tampered with by workers or curious children.

    Water
    Bypass

    A fan guard is a device that helps extend fan life by protecting it from moisture. The moist air suctioned from under the floor will often condensate on the inside of the discharge pipe, and this water often runs back down into the system and through the fan. Adding a fan guard redirects the water around the fan blades, extending fan life. Most other companies do not spend the extra for this device.

    GFCI
    Protection

    For situations where code requires, or where the electrical source for the fan needs to be tapped off of a circuit that controls a sump pump, furnace, or ejector pump, we install a ground-fault interrupter onto the radon system. With this design, a fan seizure or failure is more likely to trip the GFCI device instead of tripping a breaker for a vital circuit.

    Dual Layer
    Membrane
    System

    Gravel-floored crawlspaces need a membrane installed to retain the radon reduction system’s suction. Prior to membrane installation, DuPage Radon Contractors goes above and beyond by installing a complete layer of high-grade 15# tar (felt) paper under the sheet plastic. This cushions the membrane and makes it much more resistant to punctures.

    Durable
    Discharge

    Discharge pipes on our standard wall system are made of locally-manufactured, .019" thick, 3”x4”, rolled and formed first grade aluminum. This discharge is in the same shape as most gutter downspouts and is factory powder-coated for superior durability. All joints are screwed and sealed with Geocel 2000 Construction Grade caulk.

    Sturdy
    Suction Point

    A special floor fitting is used to rigidly attach the piping to the suction point of the radon system. This is important, as these pipes are often bumped in the course of normal household activities. Our fitting is made of PVC and is custom-made for DuPage Radon Contractors.

    PVC
    Discharge Option

    In some situations, a PVC pipe discharge works better. This can occur if the discharge is required to make sharp turns, or is prone to impact. DuPage Radon Contractors offers this option at the same price as aluminum discharge.

  • Long Fan Life

    Fans installed by DuPage Radon Contractors are RadonAway® brand. These are the industry–leading radon fan. They are typically warrantied for five years and usually last around 7-12 years.

  • Sump Windows

    All standard sump pit covers installed by DuPage Radon Contractors include a site glass window through which the operation of the sump pump can be observed. This eliminates the need to remove the cover for inspection. Only some companies offer this window.

  • Remote U-tubes

    The gauge on every radon removal system is called a u-tube. This device measures air flow in the main suction point and should be checked weekly. However, if the main suction point is in a crawlspace, this could mean the homeowner would need to crawl to view it. DuPage Radon Contractors installs and secures tubing to place the u-tube in a convenient location outside the crawlspace.

  • Price

    Radon mitigation systems can range in price from $900 to over $5,000. Each system is customized for that specific building and location. Most residential systems cost between $1,000 and $2,500. Read the details on what factors impact system prices here, or click here to obtain a guaranteed price for your system.

  • Field Tested

    Any changes to our systems, such as new parts or processes, are field- and time-tested before we incorporate them into our standard practice. Rest assured that you will not be a “beta test”.

  • Low VOCs

    All caulks and cements are chosen to be as low in VOCs as is reasonably possible, and produce very little unpleasant odor.

  • Recycle

    We care about the environment. All recyclable scrap from the job, such as old sump covers and aluminum scraps, are taken to recycling facilities.