The EPA estimates that radon causes more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year—more than 1/3 of which could be prevented with proper radon mitigation. If you smoke, your risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure is even higher—up to 10 times higher, according to the EPA.
Radon mitigation is the process of reducing the amount of radon in your home so that it is no longer a health hazard. While there is no way to completely eliminate radon from your home, there are ways to reduce its concentration to an acceptable level.
We mitigate radon the most common way, by installing a system that vents the gas out of your home before it has a chance to build up to dangerous levels. This type of system is called a sub-slab depressurization system (SDS), and it works by creating suction beneath your home’s foundation slab that pulls the radon gas out from underneath and vents it away from your living space.
If you’re concerned about the levels of radon gas in your home, don’t wait to take action. The sooner you get started on mitigating the problem, the better off you’ll be—and the better you’ll sleep at night knowing that you’ve taken steps to protect yourself and your family from this invisible threat.
Standard Water offers a free radon test kit. All you need to do is contact us and we’ll send it right away.