What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas, but it is colorless and odorless so the only way you would know if you are at risk is with radon-specific testing. Exposure to Radon over a long period of time can be dangerous. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Radon levels are not constant over time. Radon levels rise and fall with the seasons, with changes in your home’s ventilation, or changes in the ground around your home. Winter tends to be a high time for radon levels, and summer tends to be a low time.
our radon systems are built to last
Fan-based mitigation systems can filter out the moist air from the soil beneath your home. An active system can pull as much as a half-gallon of water per hour from beneath a slab foundation or basement.
Lower humidity has added health benefits in the form of fresher interior air and the elimination of musty smells. Decreased humidity means reduced or dampened antagonisms in the form of bacterial growth, mildew, and dust that can aggravate asthma, allergies, and other lung conditions.
Less humidity can mean decreased dehumidifier usage, if you need a dehumidifier at all. In addition, HVAC systems also run less frequently. Decreased demand for energy-hungry air conditioning systems translates to a lower electric bill and an added benefit for the environment—fewer emissions.
An attic fan is less conspicuous and more inaccessible than suction and exhaust pipes. Attic installations are protected from weather, extending the life of the system. The location moves exhaust vents away from doors and windows, making it less likely radon will re-enter the home. It can also buffer system noise.
Radon mitigation systems that are part of new home design and construction are easier, and therefore cheaper, to install. By design, they usually require less material, also making them cheaper. Interior piping is easier to hide within closets and chases.
Radon mitigation system help increase home salabilty. It also eliminates protracted negotiations over who pays for the installation when a house is on the market.
Our services include testing and mitigation system installation. Our certified professionals can help you find the right solution for your home. Contact us for a quote.