Watch this video to learn about the most effective radon mitigation methods and how they work.
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 among nonsmokers. And 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.
To schedule a professional radon test, find your local National Radon Defense dealer! Our certified contractors are available for radon testing and mitigation services throughout the country.
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.
Once radon has been reported in your home, it’s important to understand the process in which our radon mitigation contractors take to ensure you and your family are at ease.
When it comes time to meet with one of our radon mitigation companies, you'll be set up with a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation based on your schedule. It's very important that we meet with all decision makers at this time because jointly, we'll be discussing the following:
We offer a variety of radon mitigation cost options because even though it's not always a budgeted or planned expense, we still believe it 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 radon mitigation system for your home.
Be sure to contact us today for a free radon mitigation estimate.
Some radon mitigation, reduction, or abatement systems are proven to have a 99% success rate! Unsure which system is right for you? Well, one of our local radon mitigation companies 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 that either prevent radon gas from entering the home or reduce 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.
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.
At National Radon Defense, we understand the importance of living in a safe, radon-free home. That’s why each of our radon mitigation companies follow the same 3 step process when setting up an appointment:
Any other questions regarding radon mitigation? Call our toll-free number 1-888-913-6778.