Radon in Air Solutions

January and other cooler weather months are the best time to test your home for radon. The “chimney effect” generally make the readings and exposure higher during this time of year. Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims more than 20,000 lives annually. The is encouraging people to test and fix their homes for radon. This is a good time to focus on testing and on fixing homes with a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more. Heed the Surgeon Generals warning. Take action now to reduce your family’s risk of lung cancer from radon!



Reducing Radon Levels in Your Home’s Air

Since there is no known safe level of radon, there can always be some risk. But the risk can be reduced by lowering the radon level in your home.

There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan (Sub Slab Depressurization), which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. There are other methods that may also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors. If you are building a new home or performing a major renovation, some preventative techniques can be employed cost effectively to protect your family for years to come.

US Water Consultants is a NEHA certified measurement testing provider with many man years of experience relating to the treatment of radon in air and water. Contact us today for more information. A “Consumers guide to radon reduction” is available through the EPA and the state Radon office.


Additional Questions?

The State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has many informative documents about air and water quality available.

We’ve spent years dealing with radon testing and mitigation everyday, so don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed, if you have any questions, please contact us today.

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