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How to Keep Radon out of Your Home

Sep 20, 2018 10:10:24 AM

Are you aware of the Radon levels inside your Ohio home? Do you know if you are living with cancer-causing gas? 

If you know that your home contains high levels of radon gas, are you wondering how to keep radon out of your home? 

The first thing you need to do is contact a licensed Radon Mitigation company to assess your home and determine the best radon removal option for you. 

Radon Gas Entry

Table of Contents 

  1. Radon Removal 
  2. What is the Radon Removal Process
  3. Locating the Discharge Point
  4. Hire a Licensed Radon Mitigation Company 
  5. Schedule a Free Mitigation Estimate
Radon Removal 

When you find out that your home has radon levels at or above the EPA recommended 4.0, it's imperative to have a radon removal system installed. 

A radon removal system, also known as a Radon Mitigation system, is the device that is going to rid your home of radon gas. 

Radon mitigation systems are designed to reduce high concentration levels of radon inside the living space of both homes and buildings. 

A radon mitigation system is not something that you as a homeowner should install on your own. There are rules and regulations that are set by The Ohio Department of Health, that need to be followed during the installation process.

These rules are set to not only protect you but also to protect your investment encase you ever try to sell your home you will know that your system is up-to-code. 

What is the Radon Removal Process? 

Depending on how your home was built, there are typically a few different options for the mitigation installation process to be completed. 

Your contractor will assess your home to determine the best option for your installation. They will also make sure that you fully understand why the installation needs to be done a certain way and they will always try to make the installation as aesthetically pleasing as possible without compromising the system's effectiveness and the ODH installation rules. 

Stop Radon Gas

Once your contractor has determined where the installation needs to be done, they will begin by drilling a 5" hole into the sub-slab of the basement, this will be the initial suction point for the system. 

Next, the discharge point will be located. This is where the gas will be exhausted from the home. Determining the proper location for the discharge point is important so the gas does not have a chance to re-enter the home. 

A frequent discharge point is in the attic. Read our blog post: "The Five Benefits of Installing a Radon System in the Attic.

After the discharge point is determined, the pipe fitting process can begin. This includes sealing the pipe base that goes directly into the ground. 

 The pipe pathway will be determined next, and the contractor will use a chemical welding agent to connect the PVC piping to ensure there are no leaks in the piping system. 

The final step of the installation process is to install the ventilation fan along the pipe pathway. The fan can either be connected to the outside of the home or in some cases inside the garage attic. 

The fan is the only electrical component that is used to suck the radon from beneath the home, up through the pipe pathway and out into the atmosphere making the air inside the home safe and breathable.

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Radon Ventilation Fan to keep radon out of your home

Hire a Licensed Radon Mitigation Company 

When your home needs a radon mitigation system installed, it's important to hire a licensed company to install the system for you. 

The team at Radon Eliminator is licensed with The Ohio Department of Health and will provide license information upon request. Our technicians have gone through both radon testing and radon mitigation courses in order to become certified and qualified to complete testing and mitigation installations. 

Having a radon mitigation system installed in your home is crucial to reduce the concentration levels of gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking. 

If your home has high concentration levels of radon gas, now is the time to contact the professionals to install a mitigation system. Radon Removal systems will reduce your chances of contracting radon-induced lung cancer. 

Contact us now for a free radon mitigation estimate for your Ohio home today. 

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