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Radon gas is a naturally occurring byproduct of the breakdown of radium. According to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), it can be dangerous and has been linked to lung cancer in humans. Any cracks in your foundation, walls or floors can create pathways allowing radon gas to enter your home.
The Surgeon General, EPA and NEHA recommend that all homes perform radon gas detection tests every two years. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels.
If the radon test comes back higher than the EPA actionlevel (above 4 pCi/L), you will need a radon mitigation system to ensure the safest environment possible.
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A radon mitigation system works best in conjunction with a drain tile system to lower the radon levels in your home. The radon mitigation system uses a fan and exhaust pipe to pull air out from under your basement floor or crawl space encapsulation, creating negative pressure and diverting the airflow beyond the roof to keep the harmful radon out of your home.
Standard Water Control is certified by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) as a residential radon mitigation professional. In addition to NEHA certification, a good radon mitigator will be licensed, bonded and insured. Standard Water Control possesses all four of these requirements to guarantee you’re getting the highest quality system possible to keep your home and family safe.
Standard Water Control is a Winner of the 2003 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award for Minnesota and North Dakota, and is certified by NEHA, showing our commitment to our industry and customers.