How To Lower the Radon Level In Your Home
Since there is no known safe level of radon, there can always be some risk. But the risk can be reduced by lowering the radon level in your home.
There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the method primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. Radon contractors can use other methods that may also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors.
Ways to reduce radon in your home are discussed in EPA’s Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction.
The cost of reducing radon in your home depends on how your home was built and the extent of the radon problem. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs. Contact Us for a quote.
Radon And Home Renovations:
If you are planning any major structural renovation, such as converting an unfinished basement area into a living space, it is especially important to test the area for radon before you begin the renovation. If your test results indicate a radon problem, radon-resistant techniques can be inexpensively included as part of the renovation. Because major renovations can change the level of radon in any home, always test again after work is completed.
The 2 Most Common Radon Reduction Strategies Are:
- Prevent Radon entry by sealing cracks, sump pump openings and other areas where Radon can get in.
- Ventilate the soil surrounding your home so that Radon is drawn away before it can enter your home.
High levels of Radon are extremely dangerous to you and your family. If you receive test results of high levels of radon, you should take action.
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