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Can Radon Enter My Home Through a Sump Pump?

Dec 28, 2016 10:48:27 AM

Homes with Sump Pumps and Radon 

Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, killing more people every year than drunk drivers. If your home has elevated levels of radon gas it is recommended by the EPA and World Health Organization to have a radon mitigation system installed to eliminate the high radon concentration levels. 

There are multiple ways to have a radon system installed depending on the layout of your home. If your home contains a sump pump, there are ways to ensure that the gas does not continue to seep into your home through the sump. 

Table of Contents 

  1. Sump Pump Installation 
  2. Sump Pump as a Suction Point
  3. Contact a Licensed Mitigation Company

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Sump Pump Installation 

When a home has a basement with a sump pump, that can be an entry point for radon gas. When Sump Pump Radon Mitigation System installing a radon mitigation system in a home with a sump pump, depending on the location of the sump, it is possible to directly insert the PVC piping as the main suction point for radon removal.

If the sump pump cannot be unitized as a suction point, it will need to be sealed so the radon cannot seep into the home through the opening

Even if the sump is used as a suction point, it will still need to be capped. The sump cover lid will be removable encase the sump needs to be serviced in the future. The cover will need to maintain an air-tight seal to prevent conditioned air from being pulled into the radon vent pipe. 

Contact a Licensed Radon Mitigation Company 

If your home contains elevated radon concentration levels, you will need to contact a licensed radon mitigation company to have the radon removed from your home. 

Radon Eliminator has a team of specialists who have the required training, experience, and state of the art equipment to install a radon mitigation system in your home. 

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If your home has never been tested for radon gas and you are concerned for your health and the health of your family, contact us for a discounted radon test to see if your home is safe. 

We service homes throughout the state of Ohio, providing discounted testing, education, quotes, and installations. It is our mission to eliminate radon from as many Ohio homes as possible. 

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Topics: Radon Ohio