Reducing Radon in Your Home
One out of 15 (6%) homes nationally may have elevated indoor radon levels that should be lower. The only way to know if a house has radon levels above 4pCi/L is to test. Apart from installing a radon mitigation system for lowering radon levels, they can also be diminished by employing five principal actions.
Actions for Reducing Radon Levels
- Improving the ventilation of the dwelling and avoiding the transport of radon from the basement into living areas through return air ducts.
- Increasing under-floor ventilation in crawl spaces.
- Installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space.
- Sealing expansion joints between floors and walls.
- Installing a positive pressurization or positive supply ventilation system.
According to the CDPHE, the half-life for radon is 3.8 days, which means that once the source is discarded, the hazard will be greatly reduced within a few weeks. Hansen also cautions that follow-ups are necessary.
If you are in a high or moderate radon potential zone, you should have the house tested for radon. If it has elevated radon (>4 pCi/L), contact a certified mitigator to get an estimate to install a radon system and get your radon problem fixed.
In addition, Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you re-test every two years, just to be safe, after having a radon problem fixed.
Radon Mitigation System
Reliable techniques exist for mitigating radon levels. Experience with radon mitigation systems has developed to the point that virtually any building, home, or child care facility, among others, can be fixed either by a qualified radon contractor or, in some cases, by homeowners who accomplish the repairs themselves.
Trust Absolute Radon Safety to help you with your radon mitigation needs in Colorado. Experienced installers with years of radon experience, as well as a background in home construction, will help you with all your radon concerns and problems. In addition, your re-test kit is completely complimentary and includes free shipping. It will be mailed directly to you from a lab trusted by the CDPHE. The lab then sends the post-mitigation results to your email address. We include a lifetime guarantee to bring your levels below 4.0 pCi/L, as well as keep them there.