Radon Mitigation – Trust Home Climate Pro to Help
Radon is a colourless, odorless gas that results from the decay of uranium, a naturally occurring element contained in some rocks. In the outdoors, it is quickly diluted but in a contained, sealed structure like a home it can build up to high levels over time and cause health risks. Radon can cause lung cancer and excessive levels in your home need to be controlled.
Radon can enter your home wherever your home touches the soil and provides an available opening such as:
- cracks in foundation walls
- cracks in floor slabs
- construction joints
- service pipe openings that are not properly sealed
- floor drains
- sump pits
- unfinished floors (e.g., a crawlspace)
The amount of radon in your home will depend on many factors:
- the amount of uranium in the ground
- the number of entry points into your home
- how well your home is ventilated
We install radon mitigation systems. Depending on the levels in your home we can design a solution to your needs. Common techniques include sub-slab depressurization, sealing and venting.
The first step towards knowing if you have a radon problem is to have your home tested. This involves installing a monitor in your home and having the results checked after a minimum 30 day period.
If you are concerned about radon exposure in your home, contact us for a test.