Since there is no known safe level of radon gas, there can always be some risk in your home even after a system has been installed. But the risk can be reduced by lowering the levels in your home. A variety of methods are used to reduce the gas levels. In some cases, sealing cracks in floors and walls may help to reduce the amount of radon present. In other cases, simple systems using pipes and fans may be used to reduce the levels. Such systems are called "sub-slab depressurization systems," and do not require major changes to your home. These systems remove gas from below the concrete floor and the foundation before it can enter the home. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces.
After we have done testing for radon in your home, we can work with you to mitigate it. This gas is especially dangerous since it is odorless and colorless. A lot of homeowners may not even realize that they have dangerous levels in their home until we have come in to do our tests. We know what works and what doesn't when it comes to removing this gas. There are a variety of systems we can install for your home's unique situation. If you have a crawl space, we will need to seal it off with encapsulation products so that the gas won't be able to seep up through the dirt floor and into the living area. If you have a basement, we can connect a radon mitigation system to your waterproofing products if they were made by SafeBasements™.
As a homeowner, you need to understand why it's so important to get this gas removed from your home. It's the number one leading cause of lung cancer in non-smoking individuals. It is released by the breakdown of certain elements in the soil, and in rocks or water. We don't expect you to be radon experts as homeowners, and that is why we are here to help.