The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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March 7, 2013

Radon mitigation is becoming big business



“The majority of these houses are mitigated really easily,” Kelley said.

The fix in this case involved running a radon gas collection pipe from the sump pump hole in the basement floor to the roof. In this case, drainage tiles that went around the home emptied into the sump. Those drainage tiles are prime spots for radon to enter the home.

Kelley began installing radon mitigation systems in 2007. That year he installed 20 of them. Now, he installs about 100 per year. He said he’s going to need a second truck to keep up with all the business coming in.

Luckily, his son, Mitch, is about to take the radon mitigation certification test.


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