The First Steps to Mitigate Radon
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. Your home may have radon if it’s in an area where the ground produces uranium or has high natural radiation levels. Radonhjelpen mitigation involves sealing your basement and crawlspace to reduce the amount of air seeping through cracks in the floor. It also includes adding a vent pipe so that radon-laden air doesn’t get trapped inside your house. If you haven’t had your home tested for radon yet, you should do it soon!
First, you’ll need to find out if your home has high levels of radon. You can purchase a test kit from hardware stores, or you may get one for free through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The information you’ll receive with an EPA-approved test is reliable and will help determine whether or not your home needs mitigation.
Second, it’s important that sealing cracks in your basement floor reduces airflow by about 90 percent. This way, radon gas won’t seep into your house at all—and you don’t have any contaminants coming in either! When hiring someone to seal cracks around the foundation of your home, make sure they are experienced so there aren’t additional problems when they’re done.
Thirdly, adding an air duct may seem like a small change, but it’s actually very important. This allows the radon gas to escape your house and reduces risk of lung cancer—and you don’t have to worry about contaminating air quality in your home!
These steps will stop radon from getting into your basement or crawlspace entirely. If you want to ensure that no further problems occur with high levels of radon, we recommend hiring professionals for all three mitigation tasks who really know what they’re doing so there is nothing left undone.