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Does Radon Stay in the Basement?

Jul 31, 2019 2:01:00 PM

Radon Removal Team

Does Radon Stay in the Basement? 

Is there Radon Gas in your Ohio home? Did you test your home for radon and find elevated concentration levels of this radioactive gas inside your home? 

Maybe this is the first you're hearing of radon, you might be wondering why you even need to worry about radon in the first place. Or maybe you're wondering, doesn't radon gas stay in the basement? I don't live in my basement, so what is there to be worried about? 

While those are good questions, the unfortunate answer is NO, radon gas does not just stay in the basement. If there is radon problem in your home, there is a problem throughout your entire home, including your most lived in areas like the living room, bedrooms, and kitchen. 

 Table of Contents 

  1. Radon Entry 
  2. Radon Inside the Home
  3. Radon Mitigation 
  4. Specifically Designed Systems 
  5. Radon Testing 
  6. The Importance of Testing for Radon 

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Radon Entry 

It is true that radon gas enters homes through the basement because radon comes from the soil and rock that the home is built on. It has the opportunity to seep into a home through cracks in the foundation, sump pumps, crawl spaces, and any opens in the floor. 

Radon is a gas, which means once it's inside your home it doesn't just stay in one place without moving. Once radon is in your home, it is easy for it to move throughout the house, rising all the way to the top floors of the home. 

When there are elevated levels of radon in a home, even with the doors and windows ajar, it can be difficult for the radon to leave the home on its own. 

Once the gas becomes trapped inside, the only way to remove it is to have a radon mitigation system installed. 

Radon Mitigation 

When you find out that there are high levels of radon gas inside your home, unfortunately it's not going to take care of itself. You will need to contact a licensed professional to install a removal system. 

Radon Mitigation systems are specifically designed to remove high concentration levels of radon gas from inside the living spaces of homes and buildings. 

It's important to have your removal system installed by a licensed professional. There are rules and regulations that need to be followed to ensure that your system is installed properly and up-to-code. 

Radon Testing and Mitigation Services  

If you have never had your home tested for radon gas, now is the time. 

Radon is a cancer-causing gas that cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled. Having your home tested is crucial to ensuring your safety and the safety of your family. 

If you have already tested your home and know it contains high levels of radon gas, you will need to have a radon mitigation system installed to remove the dangerous gas from your home. 

Radon Testing and Mitigation Services should not be put on the back burner. It's important to know what the radon levels are in your home. Your home is a place that is supposed to be comfortable and safe, eliminate the chance of radon contracted lung cancer by having your home tested and mitigated as soon as possible. 

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Contact Radon Eliminator Today 

If you need Radon Testing or Radon Mitigation Services, the experts at Radon Eliminator can help you. Our licensed team of professionals has experience with both testing and mitigation services. We test and mitigate homes throughout Ohio every single day. 

We provide Free Mitigation Quotes, we will walk you through the removal process and provide you with an accurate price quote for installation. We also offer discounted radon testing to Ohio residents. 

Click below to speak with on of our experienced team members from Radon Eliminator today. 

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