A so-called silent killer, radon is invisible to the eye and undetectable to the nose. It comes by its nom de guerre by virtue of the fact it is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the general population. Fortunately, radon measuring equipment can accurately detect the presence of radon in your home of place of business.
Not only is it odorless and colorless, the amount of radon gas present in your home varies from time to time, and even from room to room. For these reasons, we recommend a three-month timeframe for are radon measuring device to most properly allow for variations in levels. At the same time, we supply short-term kits which are useful if you are buying or selling a property.
Radon detectors are safe and simple to use. They work well sitting on an unobstructed shelf, a dining room serving table or a bedroom dressing cabinet. Its ordinary plastic shell contains a simple device that records the damage caused by radon. They produce no harmful emissions, nor do not emit anything dangerous.
The good news is that radon detectors, and systems that mitigate its effects, work well. A radon gas system can nearly eliminate the presence of the harmful gas, and while the cost will vary depending on the size and design of your dwelling, it can be fixed for about the same as the cost of the average home repair project.
Armed with the results of your test, we will let you know whether it is above or below what is referred to as the action level. If the result is positive, we will offer solutions to your radon exposure/problem.
What to Look for in a Radon Gas Mitigation System
Several factors need to be taken into consideration when a contractor and homeowner meet to prior to installation:
• The radon gas level.
• The size of the property in which the radar mitigation system will be installed.
• The type of foundation.
• The cost to install and operate the radon gas system.
Radon Gas System Options
If high levels of radon are detected, we can design and install specialized positive pressure ventilation and radon sump systems to lower the concentration and prevent future infiltration of the gas. Our radon sumps and mitigation systems are designed to the specific requirements of your property.
In homes that have a basement or a slab-on-grade foundation, a radon gas system that pulls air from underneath the house and vents it outdoors is the most popular method for removing the gas. This technique can be performed either actively or passively.
Radon measuring should not be taken for granted. Just because radon can’t be sensed doesn’t mean it can be ignored. A qualified contractor will conduct a radon analysis and help you decide which radon gas system is right for your home. Installing the right radon gas system is essential to the health and well-being of all individuals who occupy the property.