There is much to learn about Radon Gas. Please take your time, look around and let us know if you have any questions! We hope you find this information helpful!
Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas caused by decomposing uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon gas becomes trapped inside after entering through cracks and other holes in the foundation. In Indiana, it is estimated that one in every three homes has radon levels greater than (4 pCi/L), at which point the EPA recommends mitigation. Over time, exposure to radon can cause lung cancer and is currently recognized as the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.
(pCi/L) = picocuries per liter of air.
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas, so testing is the only way to know if your levels are elevated. There are various methods and devices used to measure radon levels. It is essential to follow proper placement and closed home condition guidelines to ensure you're getting an accurate reading. Therefore hiring a professional is something to consider. The state of the art NORAD testing devices we use for testing are classified as blind continuous monitors. The reports we provide offer time and date stamped radon measurements every hour sent by Envirolabs Inc., a 3rd party company. We receive a copy of the report at the time it is sent to our customers. If mitigation is recommended based on the test results, Elliott Environmental Home Services, LLC can help! But first, we will provide you with any knowledge and information you need to make a confident decision. We believe that the foundation for healthy air quality in homes start from the group up. Let us help make sure your levels are safe!
Radon mitigation is an effective process for reducing radon gas concentrations in buildings. Radon Mitigation system installation methods do vary depending on the building and foundation type. For example, homes with crawl spaces require encapsulation, creating an airtight seal compared to houses with basements that require suction points installed through the concrete slab. In summary, regardless of the foundation type, the goal remains the same. We will draw out the Radon Gas from beneath the structure and re-direct it outside of the building and above the roofline using PVC piping and an appropriately sized radon mitigation fan.