Why Every Home Needs A Downspout Cover


Posted by | Posted in Fans | Posted on 26-02-2018

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byAlma Abell

More people are now becoming aware of the danger of radon radiation and how it can enter any building and develop to dangerous levels. It is impossible to keep radon out of a building completely, but measures can be taken to drastically reduce it to safe and manageable levels. A downspout cover is just one low-cost option. Here are a few good reasons to install one in your home or on any building:

1. Aesthetic

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These covers are usually used as an aesthetic measure to keep your home free from radon without affecting the appearance too badly. Combined with an aesthetic package designed to blend in with your home’s natural appearance without sticking out and becoming an eyesore, it will fit in naturally with your home.

2. Cut out Debris

One of the primary functions of a downspout cover is to not only keep radon out of the house but prevent debris such as leaves and twigs or even insects from entering the mitigation system and compromising it. It will ensure that the mitigation system’s fan will last for a much longer time, sometimes ten years or longer, and won’t require excessive maintenance and expensive repairs.

3. Top Quality Materials

When it comes to health and safety, only the very best is acceptable. This is why downspout suppliers use only the best materials possible, usually aluminum and sealed with caulk. This ensures both longevity and ergonomic use of the cover.

When bought and used with other components of a mitigation system, a downspout cover can go a long way to drastically reduce radon levels in the home, and all without affecting the appearance of a building. Use it in combination with a home radon detector, twice-a-ayear checks, and a mitigation service if needed, and your home will be kept free from dangerous radiation. For additional information contact SWAT Environmental today at 855-523-4326.