Fantech has developed a Radon Alarm designed to alert homeowners if their active soil depressurization (ASD) radon mitigation system fails. The product launch meets Section 1001 of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians (AARST) CCAH national standard, which recommends using a radon alarm and is being increasingly adopted by states.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas present in some soil, rock, and water. When radon infiltrates the air in homes and buildings, it can cause severe health issues and even death. ASD radon mitigation systems actively draw the air and gas from below the home’s slab or vapor barrier and exhaust it through a PVC pipe at the roofline.
Fantech’s new radon alarm, which mounts easily onto the ASD’s PVC pipe in under two minutes, measures pressure differential changes based on internal sensors. An integrated teach-and-test feature sets the alarm trigger pressure level and confirms normal operation with audible and visual indicators. The alarm alerts residents at risk of a malfunctioning system and carcinogenic gas intrusion with audio and visual notifications.
Additional convenience features built into the alarm system include a seven-day snooze function and a time delay that can be set to 24 or 96 hours, as well as permanent audible enable or disable capability. An audible and visual signal on the alarm indicates low battery.