If you have recently had a radon test done and found that there were dangerous levels of radon in your home or if this is just something that you are concerned about, then you might be thinking about installing a radon mitigation system in your home. If this is the case, then you could be wondering if you should install a system inside your home or outside. In many cases, the professionals who install radon mitigation systems offer both options. Both options do have their benefits, but you may want to opt for an exterior radon mitigation system for these reasons and more.
They're More Common
Overall, exterior radon mitigation systems are more common and popular. Because of this, many of the professionals who install these systems are more accustomed to installing them in this way. Additionally, if you put your home up for sale later, this might be the type of radon mitigation system that potential buyers are more familiar with.
You Can Avoid Causing Interior Damage
In order to install an interior radon mitigation system, the technicians who are handling the installation will need to cut holes through your walls, floors, and ceilings in order to install the appropriate pipes. Although you should be able to count on experienced professionals to do this job well and to cause as little damage as possible, you still might be concerned about this. If you opt for a system that is installed on the exterior of your home, on the other hand, you don't have to worry about interior damage at all.
It Works Better in Smaller Spaces
If your home doesn't have a lot of square footage, then you could be worried about the interior pipes of a radon mitigation system taking up valuable space in small closets and other areas inside of your home. This is not an issue with an exterior system.
It's Often Cheaper
You might be willing to spend the money on a radon mitigation system so that you can keep yourself and your family safe, but you still might be at least a little bit worried about how much it will cost to install the system. If this is the case, then you may want to look into an exterior system since these are often more affordable to install. Of course, if budget is your main concern, then you may want to get a quote for both types of systems before making your decision, just to be sure.