Passive Radon Systems
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The EPA, recommends to test and reduce the radon levels in your home if levels are at or above 4.0 pCi/L. Testing should occur every few years or after any major re-construction project that disturbs the foundation and soil around the home.
Many new home builders are installing passive radon systems in their homes to help reduce the radon levels. This basically is a PVC pipe that leads from the basement to the exterior of the home through the attic space, installed in the walls during the building process.
With this system in place the thought is that radon, a naturally occurring gas, will find the least resistant path and flow up through the passive system and exit the home without the help of an added fan. Those reducing the levels naturally, and at a lower price than an traditional mitigation system.
However, the only way to determine if this type of reduction system works is to test the home for radon. If the test results come back high, then a fan will need to be added to help pull radon from under the home into the system. The cost is greatly reduced since the PVC pipe is already ran through the home and all that is needed is a power source and fan. A qualified radon mitigation company should install the fan and power source, and a list can be found at your state radon office (NE Radon Program) or follow the links on our webpage for more information.
Feel free to give us a call to test your home and find out the levels in your home, you might be saving your life or that of a loved one!