RADON MITIGATION SERVICES:

WHAT ARE THE WAYS MITIGATORS USE TO REDUCE RADON LEVELS IN HOMES?   
THE MOST COMMON AND EFFECTIVE WAY OF REDUCING RADON LEVELS IN A HOME IS CALLED ACTIVE SOIL DEPRESSURIZATION (ASD).  A HOLE IS MADE IN THE BASEMENT FLOOR, OR A SUMP PIT MAY BE USED, THEN A PVC PIPE IS INSTALLED THAT WILL VENT TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE.  A SPECIAL FAN IS INSTALLED IN THE PIPE THAT WILL CREATE A NEGATIVE PRESSURE UNDER THE BASEMENT FLOOR AND REMOVE RADON GAS SAFELY TO THE OUTSIDE BEFORE IT CAN ENTER THE HOME. 

ARE THERE OTHER WAYS OF PREVENTING RADON GAS FROM ENTERING THE HOME?
IN ADDITION TO THE ASD, CAULKING AND SEALING ALL VISIBLE CRACKS IN THE BASEMENT FLOOR AND WALLS IS RECOMMENDED. 

WHAT ABOUT CRAWLSPACES?  
IF THERE IS A CRAWLSPACE INVOLVED, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO INSTALL A PLASTIC BARRIER OVER THE FLOOR OF THE CRAWLSPACE AND INSTALL A SUCTION TUBE THAT CAN BE TIED INTO THE ASD OR A SEPARATE SUCTION FAN CAN BE USED.

CAN RADON LEVELS ALWAYS BE REDUCED TO EPA STANDARDS?
THE EPA RECOMMENDS ATTAINING RADON LEVELS BELOW 4 pCiL IN LIVABLE AREAS THROUGH MITIGATION.  THE VARIOUS MEANS OF REDUCING RADON LEVELS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE ALL PROVEN TO REDUCE RADON LEVELS.  GENERALLY SPEAKING, ABOUT 90% OF OUR CLIENTS ATTAIN LEVELS BELOW 4pCiL WITH THE ASD AND CRACK SEALING. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CANNOT GET BELOW THE 4 pCiL LEVEL?
THERE ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES, SUCH AS ADDING ADDITIONAL SUCTION HOLES IN OTHER ACCESSIBLE PARTS OF THE BASEMENT OR INSTALLING A LARGER CFM SIZE SUCTION FAN TO THE SYSTEM. 

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