Homeowners can take advantage of dependable techniques to minimize radon levels in their homes. The availability of effective radon mitigation systems makes it possible to fix any home. Also, home radon treatment has been developed after years of extensive research and long-term follow-up studies.
Treating Radon in Your Home
Reducing your home’s radon levels is more than just sealing cracks in the foundation. Indeed, caulking and sealing of foundation openings may not be a dependable or reliable technique. But, sealing is performed in conjunction with other mitigation steps.
One of the most cost-effective and dependable techniques for radon reduction is active soil depressurization or ASD. It works by collecting the radon from beneath the building before it can enter. The radon-laden soil gas drawn from beneath is exhausted outside of the building, far enough away from windows and other openings. Typically, the system consists of a plastic pipe connected to the soil through a hole in a slab floor and a sump lid connection and beneath a plastic sheet in a crawl space. A quiet fan that discharges the radon outdoors is attached to a pipe.
Benefits of Radon Reduction
Radon is invisible and undetectable without testing and it seeps through cracks and holes in the foundation of a home or building. Because of the toxic health effects of the gas, you may want to invest in a radon reduction system that will bring radon levels to safer levels. Although there is no safe level of exposure, radon levels of 1 pCi/L or less sharply reduces the risks of radon exposure.
A fan-based radon mitigation system can filter out the moist air from the soil beneath your house. This results in drier air and lower humidity. Because of this, your home will have fresher interior air and without musty smells. Reduced humidity reduces bacterial growth, dust, and mildew. Moreover, less humidity can mean reduced use of your dehumidifier. Plus, your HVAC system will run less frequently. A reduction in the demand for energy-hungry air conditioning systems will lead to a lower electric bill and fewer emissions.
A radon mitigation system that is part of a new home design and construction is easier and more affordable to install. It often requires less material, which also makes them cheaper. Most importantly, the system helps increase home stability and increases the value of your home. When you decide to sell your home later, you won’t have to negotiate with the possible buyer over who pays for the installation.