The presence of radon in your home can be a serious health concern for you and your family.
In Ohio, two geological phenomena put most of the state in the highest risk category for radon.
One is sediment that was deposited by glaciers; the other is shale outcropping. Both are associated with high amounts of radon.
That puts many Ohio homes in danger of having too much radon.
To combat the elevated levels of radon, many new homes are built to resist radon with a passive radon system.
These systems can assist in lowering the radon in your home, but you can't assume that it will be enough to maintain safe radon levels.
Even though passive radon systems can reduce overall radon levels by 50%, it is still essential to have your home tested for elevated levels of radon.
Don't know much about radon? Read our blog post: "A Brief History of Radon."
In the article below, we will talk about radon and what radon-resistant new construction is.