A Few Things You Should Know About Radon Mitigation Systems
OK, you've tested your home for radon and your results are above the EPA Action Level of 4 pCi/l. Now what should you do? You know indoor radon kills between 7000 and 30,000 Americans every year. So what's your next step?
You Need to Install a Radon Mitigation System
The process of fixing your problem is called radon mitigation. The equipment and techniques used for radon mitigation are called a "radon mitigation system".
There Are 3 Key Things You Need to Consider About Radon Mitigation
- You need to determine an appropriate radon mitigation method or methods.
- You need to select a qualified radon mitigation contractor to install your mitigation system.
- You must have a post radon mitigation system maintenance plan to make sure your house stays safe and your family's health is protected.
Hire a Radon Mitigation Contractor (Unless You Plan on Doing a Lot of Studying)
Radon mitigation is not something to be attempted by an amateur. Your radon mitigation system should only be installed by a trained radon mitigation professional. An improperly installed radon mitigation system could put you and your family in great danger. Locate a radon mitigation contractor near you.
What to Look For in a Radon Mitigation System
When selecting a radon mitigation system for your home, you and your radon mitigation contractor should consider several things, including: how high your initial level is in your home's key living areas, the cost of radon mitigation system installation, radon mitigation system operation costs, your house size and your foundation type.
Radon Mitigation Techniques
There are many radon mitigation system strategies. Most will involve some method of drawing the deadly gas out of the soil from around your house before it gets a chance to come in. This is usually done with a special radon mitigation fan and a system of pipes along with other techniques such as sealing.
Sealing Alone Almost NEVER Works for Radon Mitigation
Don't be fooled into thinking that you can seal the cracks and holes in your basement and solve your radon problem. Sealing is only effective for radon mitigation when used as part of an active pipe and fan mitigation system. US EPA does not recommend the use of sealing alone to reduce radon because, by itself, sealing has NOT been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently.
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