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The presence of radon in the soil around the world makes it a deadly and silent killer that can enter your home through small cracks and crevices. However, when you are proactive with your home's air quality and in keeping it ventilated, you can protect your home air and family's health with good practices and professional mitigation. The following gives you some guidelines and recommendations to help you out with radon mitigation in your home.
Take Measures to Protect Your Home
If you have tested for radon in the past or want to check your home's current radon levels, there are some steps you can take to protect your home against the presence of radon. Radon in the air can build up inside your home, becoming a danger to your family and yourself. Because the build-up of radon to dangerous levels can be a problem, ventilation is the answer to your own at-home prevention.
Ventilate the air inside your home, especially in the basement by opening windows and using ventilation already in place within your home. When radon seeps through the foundation of your home, it is best for it to have a clear pathway out of your home to the outside air. If your home has ventilation below the floor, make sure they are cleared of any vegetation growth or other blockages. Then, seal up any cracks and openings around your foundation floor with caulk and rubber seals to block the potential entryway of any radon.
Be sure you measure the radon levels in your home after you do your own mitigation to ensure the levels are safe. Otherwise, you should arrange for a professional mitigation treatment and system to make sure any radon is eliminated to safe levels.
Arrange for Professional Mitigation
When you discover radon is present in your home at dangerous levels where you are not able to lower those levels on your own, arrange for a professional radon service to help you with this. Be sure to search out a trained radon professional who is AARST/NRPP, NRSB certified. This certification gives the radon mitigation professional the needed training to properly evaluate and correct your home's ventilation with radon prevention to keep your home air clean.
Most home radon mitigation will install a ventilation system in your home's foundation that will actively ventilate air out and away from your home so it will not seep into your home. However, based on the setup of your home, its foundation, and the surrounding soil, your mitigation professional will tailor a system that will work most effectively for you.
If you have any questions about radon mitigation, be sure to contact a professional for more information.