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Once you discover your Radon levels exceed the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L, installing a Radon mitigation system is one of the most affordable ways of reducing your family’s risk of lung cancer, through Radon risk reduction. Each Radon mitigation system is unique and designed specifically for your home’s needs. Our licensed Radon professionals will examine both the interior and exterior of your home and perform thorough diagnostic testing to determine the most effective placement and configuration of your mitigation system, keeping you informed every step of the way.

What is Radon?

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is an odorless, invisible, and radioactive gas resulting from Uranium decay in the ground. It accumulates in homes without proper ventilation requiring a specialized system that creates a vacuum under the home to vent it out before it gets into the breathable air inside.

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Radon Mitigation Systems Explained

Radon mitigation systems are commonly based on Sub-slab depressurization. These systems prevent Radon gas from entering a home by eliminating the toxic Radon at the source, from underneath the home, using a combination of an installed piping system and a Radon exhaust fan.

Normally the air pressure inside a house causes gases from under the soil to be sucked up into your home – not just through cracks but also through tiny pores in the cement slab itself. Radon mitigation systems minimize this, by instead routing those gases up through an installed piping system that exhausts them into a safe location in the atmosphere.

The key to venting the Radon out of the home is the PVC piping which is installed into the slab itself or into an existing sump pump (through a specialized lid), below the concrete floor. Above the surface, the piping is routed to the nearest outside wall, where it runs up along the exterior and exhausted over your roofline. (In some cases, the piping may be routed through an interior closet space or attached garage and through an attic space.)

To keep soil gases moving through the PVC piping and into the open outside air, a specialized Radon exhaust fan is installed about halfway up the piping, on the exterior of your house (or when applicable/requested in the attic or garage.) This is to ensure constant suction of the gases from the soil under your home.

All other obvious Radon entry points such as groundwater sump pits, cracks in basement floors, wall/floor joints, and crawlspace areas, will be sealed when applicable.

These systems are great for most homeowners’ needs. They efficiently remove radon from your home, but there are many other options that might be better for your home or your choice of aesthetics. Read on to find out more.

Sump pumps can be used as suction points in many homes. We can also avoid drilling into the concrete floor. However, larger or older homes may need additional suction points installed to ensure safe levels of radon.

Attic systems are great if you want to maintain the exterior aesthetics of your home. However, attic access is necessary and it may be more difficult with certain basement layouts and roofing material, such as clay tiles.

No basement? No problem. We can encapsulate your crawl space and vent any radon away from your home with this kind of system. This creates a cleaner crawlspace and makes other repairs requiring access to this area much easier, as well.

These are best for new construction because of the easy access to the inside of the walls. However, this can be done in finished homes, but may incur additional costs to hide the systems correctly.
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Follow Up Radon Testing Ensures Your Mitigation System Is Working Properly

Once your Radon mitigation system has been installed, our technician will schedule a follow-up test to make sure your post-mitigation Radon levels are now below the EPA action level.

Our mitigation systems are guaranteed to reduce the Radon concentrations below the action level of 4.0 pCi/L in any home. In fact, most of the time our Radon-mitigation systems result in Radon levels below 2.0pCi/L.

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