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What is EPA’s Action Level for Radon and What Does it Mean?

EPA’s Action Level for Radon/What it Means for Homeowners

If testing reveals radon levels at or above the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/L of air , it’s essential to mitigate these levels. Even if your home’s radon levels are slightly below the Action Level, the EPA suggests considering remediation.

The Importance of Testing for Radon

Radon levels can vary significantly from home to home, even within the same neighborhood. Conducting a radon test is straightforward. Standard Water would be happy to provide you with a free test kit.

Steps to Take if Radon Levels are Above the Action Level

If your radon test comes back with levels at or above 4 pCi/L:

  1. Conduct a follow-up test to confirm initial results.
  2. Engage a qualified radon mitigation contractor, like Standard Water Control, to assess and recommend remediation techniques.
  3. Implement the recommended mitigation techniques.

Mitigation Techniques to Reduce Radon Levels

Several effective methods can reduce radon levels in your home:

  • Sub-Slab Depressurization: Involves installing a vent pipe and fan system to draw radon from beneath the home and vent it outside. This is the method Standard Water employs.
  • Sealing Cracks and Openings: Reducing radon entry points can also help lower levels.
  • Improving Ventilation: Increasing air exchange in your home can dilute radon concentrations.

Contact Standard Water today!