How Mitigation Works
When uranium breaks down underground, it releases radon. The buildings we’re in have a lower air pressure than the soil around them and act like a vacuum, sucking that radon in through every little crack.
A carefully designed radon reduction system uses a suction point at the lowest point in the building connected to piping and a fan to actively draw this gas from below the building, discharging it above the roofline.
Once above the roofline, the radon is exhausted into open air and the concentration drops hugely.
Breathe easy. We’ve done this before.
New Home, More Radon?
Radon is everywhere that uranium is breaking down below the ground. Most of the time, the buildings we’re in have a lower air pressure than the soil around them and act like a vacuum, sucking radon into the building through every tiny crack.
Your new build is more airtight than the house your Grandma had, so gases can get trapped in there. A well designed radon reduction system creates a vacuum below the lowest part of your home or building, and vents much of the gas above the roofline before it makes it inside.
Some new build homes have a passive system installed before completion. This is definitely a step in the right direction, but not usually a game changer for your radon exposure in real life. To guarantee success, we will typically add a new suction point, and ensure that your new system will pick up the slack, and bring you safer air to breathe.
Tailor Made Installation
If your building tests above 4.0 picocuries per liter (or you want a system designed anyway), we’ll custom design a mitigation system for you, with full pricing and a detailed description of our recommendations.
Our team of specialists (the highest certification) will consider the aesthetic of your building, as well as the most effective mitigation method available with your constraints.
An average residential system will take less than one day to install.
Before we leave, we’ll set another test (to be picked up in 48 hours or more) to ensure we hit our goal of reducing your family’s radon exposure. Then we’ll show you how to monitor the system with the same frequency you change your furnace filter.
Breathe easy. Our team designs hundreds of successful systems every year.