How To Reduce Radon Levels In Your Home

Utah Radon Services
September 25, 2019
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High radon levels are a series danger to the health of you and your families. Prolonged exposure can lead to lung cancer. Radon is actually the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. In Utah, 1 in 3 homes have been found to have high radon levels. So if your house is one of those, you might be wondering how to reduce radon levels in your home.

how does radon enter my homeWhen do you need to reduce radon levels?

Radon is measured in picoCuries per Liter or pCi/L. If the number that you get back is above 4, you need to install a radon mitigation system quickly. A number between 2-4 means you should consider installing a system. Below a 2 means you are okay for now but should retest in 2 years.

But here's the upside. Radon mitigation systems can be installed quickly and can drastically reduce the radon levels in your home.

What is a radon mitigation system?

For houses with basements, an Subslab Depressurization can be installed affordably and quickly.  One or more holes are dug into the foundation with pipes are sunk through. Pipes are run through the house and connected to a fan at the top of the house. This fan draws the radon out from beneath the house like a vacuum cleaner.  The radon is vented into the air above the house. Cracks and other openings in the foundation should be sealed at the same time a treatment system is installed.

Homes with a crawl space will use a Submembrane Depressurization system. A layer of heavy plastic sheeting is placed on the dirt and vacuum sealed. After that, the same series of pipes and fan are used to vent radon above the house.

Installing A Radon Mitigation System

The key to installing a radon mitigation system, is to allow the professionals to do it. A typical radon mitigation system can be installed in less than one day and affordably. Usually coming in around $1500-$2500 in a regular basement system. Crawl space systems can cost a little higher.

Call the experts at Utah Radon Services to request a free bid for a radon mitigation system.

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