Category Archive:radon mitgation

Closed

Finding out that you have high radon levels in your home and require radon mitigation is a scary thing. If you have no experience with radon, then you are probably a little confused about what exactly it all means and why it is important. Before we get too far into this article, let us take a look at what radon is and why you need to take this situation very seriously

Radon is a gas that is very toxic. It is hard to identify, as you cannot see, taste, or smell it. It is one of the leading causes for lung cancer. In fact, the only things that causes more cases of lung cancer every year is smoking. It is very dangerous and you should be glad that you realized there is a problem with radon levels in your home.

But what now? Selecting a radon mitigation contractor should be your number one priority. This can, however, be a really daunting task. There are several things you need to keep in mind, such as certifications, references, reliability, and cost. It is always better to pay more instead of working with a contractor you suspect may not do the job right, however.

If you live in Colorado, then you may be in luck. I am going to recommend a very reliable radon mitigation contractor who will be able to help you with everything you need. If you do not live in Colorado, there are several online searches you can do to find information on and suggestions for finding a good contractor in your area.

Alright, Colorado, here we go. This will be very helpful for you as you proceed.

MTN Inc. is fully certified radon mitigation and environmental remediation contractor. They offer a plethora of services including, but not limited to, waterproofing, vapor mitigation and barrio systems, soil and erosion control, seeding, land reclamation and explosive and VOC gas detection.

They are a brand that you can trust and, if you know you need someone to help with your radon removal process in your house, then MTN Inc. is the place to go. You can view their website for information about their services, as well as to gain a better understanding of what radon is, how it is mediated, and what you can do in the future to keep levels low. They have a wonderful FAQ section that provides some fantastic information.

When MTN Inc. becomes involved in your radon removal, they will work with you to create a plan to target your specific problem. There are many potential solutions, but they will work hard to ensure that the one used is the absolute best option for your home.

They also provide services to businesses, so if you are a company who has discovered high levels of radon, be sure to contact MTN Inc. for assistance as well.

Call 866-866-6424 today to learn more. They have representatives ready to discuss your specific needs. They also offer free consultations, so there is absolutely nothing to lose. Good luck!

Closed

Radon Mitigation for Your Home

June 13th, 2015 / / categories: 31, radon mitgation /

The levels of radon in your house can be lowered through mitigation. Mitigation is the process of moderation of certain things or making something less harsh. There are methods of radon mitigation which focus only on cutting off or preventing radon going into the area while other methods aim to reduce the already present levels of radon gas in the house.

If your house shows radon levels of more than 4pCi/L, then it is advised by the EPA to install systems or perform techniques focused on reducing the level.

radon inspection

Radon Mitigation Systems

Here are a few of the radon mitigation methods that are usually used in the average household:

Soil Suction – The system will suck radon found under the house the release it further from the house along pipes.

Securing cracks – This will not reduce the radon in your home but rather restrict the amount of radon going into the house and prevent hot/cool air from escaping.

House Pressurization – Using a fan, this method will involve creating differences in the pressure which will prevent radon from going in.

HRV System – The heat recovery ventilator will facilitate the ventilation and will regulate the temperature of the air. This mitigation system is best when it is focused on the lower area or basemen t of the house. Costs from heating/cooling will grow when this system is installed in the house.

Removal of Radon in Water – Go for this method if you have narrowed down the source of radon to the house water supply.

Put up “point-of-entry treatments” which include charcoal filters and devices which well vent the water and eliminate radon before it can access the house.

You may also use “point-of-use devices”. These are installed on the tap and filter the radon from there but taps without this can bring radon into the area and raise the level in your home.

Mitigation for your current house ­– You may consult with a radon mitigation contractor and ask about different mitigation systems. He will try to find the system that will work best for your houses depending on how he has evaluated the situation which involves knowing how much radon enters the house. The cost of the systems will differ but they usually go for around a thousand to three thousand dollars after installation.

Mitigation for new houses – If you plan on building a house, it will be best to put up the mitigation system. At this point the cost will be a lot less as opposed to having a system after construction. Having one will also increase the resale value of the home you are building.

When you want to buy a house, make sure to know about the radon levels of the house and discuss with the seller. You may have it tested or discuss further with the seller to put up a mitigation system if the radon levels are high and there is not system present. You should always inspect the area and conduct as many test to find out the average level.

Closed

Radon is a radioactive gas which occurs naturally from the decomposition of uranium in the water and earth. The air pressure in buildings are lower that the air pressure in the land your home is built on which causes the radon to be sucked up like a vacuum into your house through the small cracks and gaps under your house.

You can also find it in the water system which is released into the building’s atmosphere when you use the water (showering, laundry, dishes). But the risk in the case of radon in the water is outweighed by the radon which comes from the earth. Some homes such as those made of granite and certain concretes may emit some radon but the materials themselves do not cause a big problem. In the US, radon emitted from the earth is the culprit for high radon levels of the homes and structures.

radon reduction

Radon Entry

Radon has been the cause of over tens of thousands of deaths of lung cancer annually and it is stated to be the United State’s 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. If you are exposed to radon at your home then you are put at a risk of developing lung cancer. The air-radon levels are measured in pCi/L. With all those risks, radon mediation is imperative.

The government of the US has been aiming that the radon levels inside will not exceed that of the radon levels outside which is 0.4 pCi/L. If you have your home tested (one long-term or average of two short-term) and the tests show that the radon is higher than 4 pCi/L then the EPA recommends you to have a mitigation system. And with our advancement in technology, the radon levels can already be brought down to 2 pCi/L and lower. If the level in your home is between 2 and 4 pCi/L then think about fixing it.

Short term test go for a period of 2-90 days while a long term one goes for over 90 days. Every test has to be taken in at least 48 hours. To get a quick assessment then go for a short term test, but if you want to have a more accurate and know all about the radon levels in the house then opt for a long-term test.

There are two recommended categories by the EPA for testing of radon. The first one is for houses where the people want to test for radon and make sure the house is safe where the area is not put up for sale. This category is guided by “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon” provided by the EPA. The second one will be guided with the “Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon” where the home is put up for sale on real estate.

It is recommended by the EPA that you hire an experienced and qualified radon mitigation contractor to reduce the levels of radon inside the house. This process will need lots of knowledge and have a set of skills. The contractor also uses the needed equipment to fix your home’s radon levels.