Radon gas might be present in your home at dangerous levels. Radon can enter your home through cracks in the foundation. Your exposure to radon depends on how much radon is in the air and how much time you spend at home. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer. The good news is there are ways to test for radon and reduce its level in your home.
The first step is to test your home for the presence of radon. You can purchase a test kit or hire someone to test your home for you (Standard Water would be happy to supply a test kit free of charge). Once you know the level of radon in your home, you can take steps. If the level is low, ventilating your home more often can help to reduce radon levels. However, if the level is high, you’ll need to take more serious measures.
Standard Water installs a sub-slab ventilation system that draws air from below the basement floor through a vent pipe with a fan. It is best to run the vent pipe inside the walls of a home, but the pipes can be run outside. You need to be aware of the potential for freezing if the vent pipe is run on the home’s exterior. The exhaust pipe should be installed above the roof line to ensure down drafts do not force Radon back into the house. Also, sub slab ventilation greatly reduces humidity and dampness in the basement, making it a much more enjoyable living space.
Contact Standard Water today for a free consultation.