How Radon Enters Your Home

Radon gas into the house through the crawl space, basement or slab. Pressure differences within the house bring the radon up from the soil and into the living space. Your HVAC system distributes the air throughout the house.

Soil

Uranium deposits in the soil and rock are the main reason for higher radon levels in your house. The radon is sucked up like a vacuum from the soil because of the pressure differences between the inside and outside of your home.

Cracks

All cracks and other openings at the lowest level of the home can let radon into your house. While sealing cracks can be a benefit to the radon systems performance, sealing them is not recommended by itself. The EPA doesn’t suggests the use of sealing by itself to reduce radon because sealing has not proven to lower radon levels enough.

Drainage

A gap between the wall and concrete floor in your drainage, allows radon to come into the home at a quicker speed and the radon levels increase. A sump pump can be another area where radon can enter your home. If you have added any of these since your last radon test another test should be in order.

Water

Radon coming into the home through water is much less of a risk then radon entering your home from the soil. Radon can come into the home through the any water pipe if you are using a well.

TESTING

The first step is to take care of the health and safety of you and your loved ones by testing your home for radon. At Radon Rid, our experts use modern equipment and radon monitoring technology to deliver a report with our findings, that show radon levels as recorded over a 48-hour sampling period.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

Before starting construction on a new home ins is very important to test the soil of the property you will be building on for radon. That’s not all, it just as important to have the home test for radon after it has been built. You should also consider installing a dampness control system in your home that will alert you if there are high levels of dampness.

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MITIGATION

If your tests indicate levels of radon that require attention, our team of engineers and technicians will design and install a custom radon mitigation system to effectively and safely move radon and other soil gasses out of your home. We also take additional measures to seal and close gaps in the foundation and drains that could let soil gasses into the home.

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TESTING

The first step to help ensure the health and safety of you and your family is to have your home tested for radon. At Radon Rid, our professional technicians use the latest in computerized radon monitoring technology to provide you with a comprehensive report, including a complete visual graph of radon level data points as recorded over a 48-hour sampling period.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

With new home construction projects, it is important to determine the level of radon that could be present in the soil before the home is built. It’s also important to have the new home retested for radon levels immediately following occupancy. We also highly recommend installing an Active Dampness Control System (ADC) with every new build.

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MITIGATION

If your tests indicate levels of radon that require attention, our team of engineers and technicians will design and install a custom radon mitigation system to effectively and safely move radon and other soil gasses out of your home. We also take additional measures to seal and close gaps in the foundation and drains that could let soil gasses into the home.

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