These guys were great. Rich, the owner, is highly knowledgeable about all things Radon and Sump-pump related. I learned a great deal from Rich. His apprentice was also very good. Rich was very detailed in describing the work he would perform and in reviewing the options we to choose from.
They showed up on time, kept their work areas very clean and were not at all bothered by my hovering around watching and learning about what they were doing. I spent a good part of the day with them and thought they were highly professional and well worth the money paid.
I would highly recommend Rich to anyone who needs a Radon system or any sump pump related items.
Anyone can do radon abatement as a side job. This guy is professional, complete, amazing, clean work and very cosmetically conscious of your house. Looked at about five other companies and he was one that really over the phone appeared most professional and intelligent.
I would not use anyone else – take my word.
Rich Whisler is a wonderful individual who is passionate about helping families create safe and appealing environments in their homes. He is very informative, polite and professional. His crew is also very polite, punctual and courteous.
The mitigation project was performed in one day, with no mess. There is no detectable noise in the house from the fan. On the exterior of the house, the mitigation site looks like an original drain spout on the house. Perfect.
We have retested the radon levels and they are now well below the EPA limit and very close to the exposure level that naturally occurs outside. We are thrilled that a known toxin has been removed from our home.
We originally got Accurate Radon’s s name from a referral, now we take every opportunity to inform neighbors, family and friends of the risks of radon. Of course we now refer them to Accurate Radon!
Thank you for such a great referral! We got everything we needed and more than we hoped for. Rich Whisler treated us like family. Thank you!!
Rich explained in detail exactly what he would do and exactly what it would cost. They gave us some options to save money. They were punctual, polite, and courteous. The work was done in the time frame they talked about.
They went out of their way in service. Their quality was excellent. After testing the radon again, there were negligible amounts. They did a good job. I would highly recommend them.
Rich came out to estimate the job. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough. He is great at explaining and answered all of my questions. He and his crew installed the whole system in a day. He was happy to have my son and I watch some of it and ask questions.
I wasn’t sure which color box I wanted outside, so he brought both choices.
They left their work space in our basement cleaner than when they arrived!
When I was writing the check to pay him, he told me it was $50 less than the estimate since they didn’t need to do one thing!
When we’re ready to have a backup sump pump installed, we will definitely call them! They guarantee our radon measurement to be under 2.0. We’re waiting for our new test results now.
We just moved in and wanted to install a backup sump pump. We decided to get a new main sump pump at the same time and have Accurate Radon to the complete system. They also installed a radon mitigation system prior to us moving in the home (paid for by the sellers), so we wanted them to take the extra precautions in order to ensure that both systems worked optimally.
They completely cleaned out our sump pump pit even to the point of having to break through a lot of junk concrete that someone had previously dumped in the pit. They cheerfully did the extra work and installed our system for us. Rich and his team did a great job explaining in detail how everything functions and we are very pleased with the installation job.
Everyone from Accurate was prompt, courteous, and very clear in their explanations. They worked very hard to make sure that things were done right.
We had Radon numbers of 26 in our basement; Accurate sealed the sump pump and installed a sub slab depressurization system. Two separate tests then revealed numbers of only .5, well below the 4 pCi/L threshold value.
Very professional, estimate was thorough and was explained well. Work done on the day was punctual and neat. System is operating well.
He did a very quality job on the installation and had great follow up. We were in the midst of a terrible snow storm and he shoveled our driveway and the neighbor’s, just so he could get his truck in the driveway. He really went above and beyond!!
Rich and his two young employees were all very polite and professional and went straight to work.
In my house, they drilled a hole in the basement floor and also inserted a suction pipe through the wall to access space under a slab. They routed PVC pipes above two closets and out the other side of my house near the sump pump. This required cutting open the closet ceilings. (I knew about this beforehand.) They installed a motor on the outside of the house and an “upspout” that went 12″ above my roofline.
They “reworked” my sump pump by straightening out some crooked pipes and attached a pipe to the wall so it wouldn’t shake loose. They put a new cover on the sump pump and sealed it.
Rich even washed and painted a section on the outside of the house that was previously covered by a downspout! (I just had new gutters installed.)
He went over instructions with me at the end of the project. Rich is very skilled at understanding the ‘systems’ in a house and what needs to be done to reduce radon levels.
This has been the most positive contractor experience I have had in my 12 years of owning this house. And now, I feel so much better about living here with my family.
Rich came out and did a comprehensive inspection, including all maintenance work. His test of the radon fan showed that it was degrading, so he replaced the fan as part of the warranty at no extra charge. This service is highly recommended because of the yearly inspection and warranty.
Rich installed the system for us in 2006 and has been punctual in yearly maintenance. He’s caught a few items at no charge that needed replacing. His work is meticulous, not at all rushed, and his explanations are clear and detailed.
Rich initially installed our radon system back in June of 2009 and did a phenomenal job. He was incredibly responsive, gave me a very fair quote, took the time to explain to me what he was doing during the install, answered all of my questions thoroughly, and had great follow up afterwards. The system worked great and brought our radon reading down from over 10 pCi/L to less than 0.5 pCi/L.
Then in January when we were experiencing long stretches of sub zero temperatures our system unexpectedly froze up. I emailed Rich and, true to form, he responded right away and scheduled one of his workers (Steve) to come out the very next day. Rich called me again the next morning before Steve arrived and went over my options, again patiently and thoroughly answering all of my questions. We ended up swapping our existing fan motor for a larger one, which Rich did not charge us for (he did not charge us for the service call either).
Since the swap we have had no further issues and our system monitor is showing increased efficiency. We have recommend Rich to all of our friends and we plan on having him install our back up sump pump in the fall.
You won’t go wrong with Accurate Safety Solutions (previously Accurate Radon). They do what they say they are going to do, when they say they are going to do it, and at a reasonable price.
Accurate Safety Solutions installed a sub-slab suction & crawlspace membrane radon mitigation system, sealed floor cracks, waterproofed with epoxy injection 4 floor to ceiling wall cracks and 2 wall deformities.
The waterproofing solved my seepage problem and was very reasonably priced. The Radon mitigation system was complicated by the configuration of the basement/crawlspace but ultimately the radon level was lowered below 1.0 and air quality of the basement was much improved.
I think the results, price, and breadth of services would be very difficult to find elsewhere.
From the start, we were impressed with Rich and his company. He came to our home to give a detailed explanation of his company exceptional warranty, and how they achieved such low radon levels. He answered ALL the questions we had re: radon and mitigation. And we had a lot of questions. In addition, my husband (who has an environmental background) wanted the system to be installed a very specific way, Rich was able to accommodate my husband’s requests and went above and beyond what was asked of him.
The electrical system in our home we recently purchased (built in the 70’s) was a bit mixed up (to say the least) and it took more time than expected, yet Rich never complained to us, nor did he “charge” us more for the extra time he had to spend on the job.
The entire team that worked with Rich was professional, polite and also answered any questions we had. I was at home all day with the entire team and felt as though they were very thorough and took their time to insure the job was done 100%! We were completely happy with the job and will recommend Accurate Radon to our friends and neighbors.
My wife and I have used Rich for both our current house and previous house having radon systems installed in both, and a new main sump pump and back up sump pump installed in our current home. Additionally, other family members have used him as well.
Rich is well informed, on time, organized and very accommodating. He really knows his business and I would recommend him to anyone considering radon, sump pump, or backup sump pump systems.
It went extremely well. Richard was terrific. My home is a 4,500 square foot ranch home with a 3 full basements (2 additions) under the entire home. My radon level was above 4.0. Richard came to my home, designed a system and gave me the cost estimate. His crew came in and did the initial job. My levels were reduced to .9 to 3.3 in different portions of my basement.
Richard came out and increased the size of my suction pumps. The levels dropped to .7 to 3.2. Richard came in and designed and installed some additions to the system. My levels dropped to .9 to 1.2.
This was all done at NO additional cost to me – Richard guaranteed that he would get the levels down to less than 2.0 for the original cost estimate. Its rare today, to find a contractor that really backs up their promises with action.
I cannot say enough about the service that I received from Richard and the others at Accurate Radon.
**Testimonials reflect real life experiences of those who have used our products and/or services in some way or another. However, they are individual results and results do vary.
Radon Tee Chicago Tour 2010
Radon Tee traveled all over the United States over the past few years as a public awareness education program. Radon Tee was sponsored by CANSAR (cancer survivors against radon). Radon Tee has been to Washington DC at Congressional Testimony supporting radon program grants. Radon Tee has been to many state capital buildings to promote radon awareness. To the top of the Rockies, both oceans, and many many more places.
Accurate Radon had Radon Tee here in Chicago, and we took a whirlwind tour of Chicago and attended the Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run in St Charles. We took lots of pictures, had lots of Fun, generated some publicity, and had lots of conversations with interested people. All the photos were contributed to Radon Tee’s nationwide tour and contributed to Radon Awareness.
After the original Radon Tee finished the national tour, Copies of Radon Tee were made and sold as a fundraising item to support CANSARS mission.
Enjoy the photos, How Many Landmarks Will You Recognize?
Hint: We were in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and Lake County.