If you’re planning to remodel your basement, one important step is to consider radon mitigation. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can accumulate in residential buildings, leading to serious health issues when it builds up over time. In order to reduce the risk of exposure, hiring a professional radon mitigation company can help keep your home free of any hazardous levels of this dangerous gas. Read on to find out why it’s essential to get a radon test and learn more about how a professional radon mitigation company can help you make sure your basement remodel is done safely.
What Is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock formations around the world. It has been linked to various types of cancer, so it’s important to be aware of its presence in our homes and take steps to mitigate it if necessary. Radon enters homes through cracks and other openings in the foundation or basement walls, so it’s particularly important for homeowners who are remodeling their basements to get a professional radon mitigation service involved early on in the project.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the action level at 4 pCi/L (picocuries of radon per liter of air). The Minnesota Department of Health recommends installing a radon mitigation system when the radon level is at 4 pCi/L or higher.
Why Get Professional Help with Radon Mitigation?
Radon testing and mitigation requires specialized knowledge and expertise. A professional radon mitigation company, such as Standard Water, will be able to identify any potential areas where radon could enter your home during the remodel process and take steps to minimize or eliminate them before they become an issue. In addition, we will be able to provide advice on how best to ventilate the basement once it’s finished, as well as offering ongoing monitoring services should you decide you want additional protection against potentially hazardous levels of radon gas.
The Benefits of Working with a Professional Radon Mitigation Company
Working with a professional radon mitigation company provides peace of mind that your home won’t be exposed to dangerous levels of this potentially harmful gas after your basement remodel is complete. They will conduct tests both before and after the work has been done, ensuring that all necessary steps have been taken during the construction process as well as verifying that no harmful concentrations of radon have built up post-remodel. This helps ensure that you can enjoy your newly renovated space without having any concerns about potential health risks caused by high levels of radon gas in the air.
Testing For Radon In Your Home
Standard Water will happily supply you with a free radon test to check your home’s radon levels. Once the test is completed we will help you interpret the results. If you do have elevated radon levels, we can offer you a free no obligation quote on a radon mitigation system.
Effective Radon Mitigation
Our radon mitigation system is designed to reduce radon levels by venting any airborne particles away from your home. This system uses a fan-powered sub-slab depressurization system which pulls air away from beneath your foundation and exhausts it outside through a pipe connected to your roof or wall. It’s the most effective type of system.
Before beginning any large-scale renovation project like remodeling your basement, getting some help from a professional radon mitigation company is essential for reducing any potential risk from this colorless, odorless gas entering into your home environment . Not only will we conduct tests before and after construction is completed but we’ll also provide valuable advice on how best to ventilate the area once work has been completed as well as providing ongoing monitoring services should you require them for further peace of mind about potential hazards from elevated levels of this harmful gas. You can rest easy knowing that your newly renovated space won’t pose any lingering health risks due to high concentrations of this dangerous substance in the air inside your home.
Don’t hesitate – invest in peace of mind today by getting your home tested for elevated levels of radon before you start remodeling. Contact Standard Water today.