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Radon Mitigation: A Simple Solution for A Serious Hazard
Reduce Harmful Radon Levels With Effective Radon Abatement Systems
Radon is a radioactive, carcinogen that's getting trapped in high levels in many, many homes. Each year, radon is responsible for 20,000 deaths from lung cancer. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer amongst nonsmokers and the second leading cause amongst smokers. Thus, if you smoke and spend a lot of your time in a building with high radon levels, you place yourself at the highest risk of contracting radon induced lung cancer. Even though the treatment of lung cancer hasn't proven all that effective, the prevention of contracting radon induced lung cancer is quite promising.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually recommends mitigating any building that's radon test returns a radon measurement at or above 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Once a building's radon levels are measured and found to be unhealthy, a radon mitigation system is specially designed to effectively reduce the levels to a healthier amount. Online radon test kits are available through NRD, or we'd gladly perform that test and mitigate if necessary.
In fact, National Radon Defense (NRD) extensively trains its dealers on how to properly install mitigation systems that successfully redirect radon from inside the home to the outdoors. Radon can be very destructive indoors because it becomes heavily concentrated in a smaller area when being compared to the large space that is the outdoors. There's always a very minimal pressence of radon outside, but it's been proven insufficient in its affects on humans. Rest assured, all NRD dealers are licensed with their respective state to perform radon mitigation at the industry standard, ensuring high-quality solutions to all customers.
Meeting With A Radon Mitigation Contractor
When it comes time to meet with one of NRD's specialists, you'll be set up with a free, no obligation, in-home consulation-- based on your schedule. It's very important that we meet with all decision makers at this time because jointly, we'll be deciding upon the system's structural layout, aesthetic options, and payment/warranty options. We offer a variety of payment offers because even though it's not always a budgeted or planned expense, we still believe radon mitigation should be affordable.
The consultation with our radon specialist usually takes an hour so that they can conduct a design survey and structural analysis of your home. The plan for your specially designed system will be comprehensively explained so as to provide you all the information you'll need to make the best decision regarding the system for your home.
Be sure to contact us today for a free radon mitigation quote.
Effective Radon Mitigation Techniques
Some radon reduction, mitigation, or abatement systems are proven to have a 99% success rate! Unsure which system is right for you? Well, one of our dealers would be happy to meet with you and help you make the best decision regarding a radon mitigation system.
There are several methods or systems available from preventing radon gas from entering the home while and reducing radon levels after it has entered the building. The EPA generally recommends methods that prevent radon from entering, such as soil suction, that draws the radon from below the basement or crawl space floor pushes it out into the outside air. Other radon reduction techniques that can be used in any type of house include: sealing, house/room pressurization, heat recovery ventilation, and natural ventilation.
Maintaining Your Radon Abatement System
Similar to a furnace or chimney, radon reduction systems need some occasional maintenance. You can do this by checking your system's warning device to verify it's still working effectively and take care of the products that may need replacing or repairing.
Some systems use fans that tend to last for about five years before needing repairs or needing a replacement. The fan should also always remain on in order for the system to work correctly.
A heat recovery ventilation system (HRV) requires periodic cleaning and a vent that should be changed twice a year. In addition, the vent that brings in fresh air from the outside will need to be inspected for leaves and debris. Also, the ventilator should be checked annually by a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning professional to make sure the air flow remains properly balanced. HRVs used for radon control should run all the time.
Contact us today for a free radon mitigation estimate!