What to do if radon level in my house is high?

What to do if radon level in my house is high?

After calling an expert company like us, we will visit your house and evaluate the best solution to mitigate the radon. The most common approaches are active soil depressurization (ASD) and mechanical ventilation (MV). According to the EPA's "A Citizen's Guide to Radon", the method to reduce radon "primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside", which is also called sub-slab depressurization, active soil depressurization, or soil suction.

Reliable techniques exist for reducing radon levels in homes. Experience with radon mitigation systems has developed to the point that virtually any home can be fixed.

Radon reduction requires more than just sealing cracks in the foundation. In fact, caulking and sealing of foundation openings, on its own, has proven not to be a reliable or durable technique. However, sealing is done in conjunction with other mitigation steps.

There are three important elements you should take in consideration when you choose a company:

  • Professionalism: it is important they know what they are doing and they do a professional job
  • Certification: there are radon certification programs, make sure the company has its certification
  • Experience: each house is different, if the company has experience, it can easily understand and provide a mitigation strategy to address the elevated radon issue

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Arizona and Radon Gas

Radon presence in Arizona is similar to the national average.

A state indoor radon sampling survey conducted in 1987-89 by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency suggest that about 1 out of 15 Arizona homes may contain radon concentrations in excess of the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (4.0pCi/L).  

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