How Do I Make My House Safe From Radon?

If you are facing radon problems in your house and choose professional radon mitigation services, you have some options on ways to lower the radon levels. Some methods lower the radon levels after it has entered the house while others prevent the radon gas from entering. Radon is a toxic, radioactive gas that can cause cancer, so knowing which radon mitigation system to install for your family’s safety is critical. It is generally recommended to opt for methods that prevent radon from entering the house, which is EnviroTech Radon Solutions’ specialty.

Radon systems can reduce the radon in your home by 99% depending on which radon mitigation system you choose to install in your home. As a leading cause of lung cancer in people who do not smoke, it is critical to check for radon levels in your home, remove high levels from living areas, and choose the best radon system to prevent it from entering your home.

Choosing the right radon mitigation services to reduce radon in your home to protect your health and the health of your loved ones may appear to be a daunting task, but the best way to simplify the process is to work with a professional company that specializes in radon reduction. Gaining a better understanding of how radon levels in your home can be significantly reduced will help you make an informed decision about radon mitigation and radon system installation for your home.

How do Radon Systems Remove Radon from Your Home?

The first step in radon removal is to have your home tested for this invisible, odorless gas. The radon testing company will examine your home for potential entry points and test the lowest livable area of your home. Following the completion of your radon test, the experts will determine what kind of radon mitigation system you need to install.

The EPA suggests consulting with a professional radon mitigation service provider and we suggest that you look for someone who is certified by an organization such as the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP), such as EnviroTech Radon Solutions. They are trained to ensure that your system is customized properly for your home to get the best results possible.

There are two types of mitigation systems: active and passive.

  • Active Radon Mitigation System:

An active radon mitigation system is a common radon reduction technique. These systems use a radon fan to transfer air outside the house through a radon vent pipe that is usually installed on the side of the home or through the attic

  • Passive Radon Mitigation System:

Systems for passive radon mitigation do not use a radon fan but just use a vent pipe to transfer air outside the home..

Techniques used by Professional Radon Mitigation Service Providers to Release Radon from your Home:

1.Active Soil Depressurization – Slab Home:

In order to use this technique, you must put a pipe through a section of your home’s slab that goes up to the roofline. Then, radon is drawn out of the ground and forced into the pipe so that it can escape above your roofline using a fan.

2.Crawlspace Sub-Membrane Depressurization:

The crawlspace is encapsulated with a heavy duty radon barrier placed over the dirt. A pipe is connected to the barrier and the air is drawn out of the soil with a fan and vented above the roofline. 

3. Active Soil Depressurization – Exterior Installation:

This exterior system is attached to the outside of your house. Radon gas is expelled via the pipe away from the home through a vent that is attached to a fan. The air is drawn out from beneath your home’s basement concrete slab.

4.Active Soil Depressurization – Interior Installation:

This system is one of the most widely used types of radon mitigation and consists of a pipe that runs from the basement through the wall and/or attic and vents out of the roof. The most common installation comes up from the basement, through the garage, up to the attic, and vents out of the roof. A fan helps in transferring the air through the system.

How Effective are Radon Mitigation Systems?

Active suction systems can reduce levels by 50-99% of the radon that is present in your home. Through passive suction devices, the concentration of radon is reduced by 30% to 70% only. A passive system might be sufficient if the levels of radon gas in your home are less. If the radon levels rise, you can always add a fan. In addition to this, efficient pressurization systems can cut radon levels by 50-90%. 

If your goal is to have the lowest radon levels possible, then it is important to use a NRPP certified professional to test your home, assess it’s unique needs, and install a high quality system like the team at EnviroTech Radon Solutions St. Louis.


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