The World Health Organization has establishd a 2.7 pCi/L reference level to minimize health hazards due to indoor radon exposure. The US Federal Goal is that indoor radon levels be no more than outdoor levels (0.4 pCi/L), as no amount of radiation is safe.
A variety of methods can be used to reduce radon in homes. In most cases, basic sealing is combined with an active mitigation system comprised of a pipe run through a small hole in the basement floor, through which radon is vented to the outside with the assistance of a radon fan. Such systems are called “sub-slab depressurization systems” and do not require major changes to your home. These systems constantly exhaust radon gas, thus preventing it from entering the home from below the concrete floor and the foundation. Similar systems can also be installed in homes with crawl spaces. The type of radon mitigation system used to control the radon in your home may differ based on the design of your home and other factors. A radon mitigation system is easy to install and maintain and does not need to detract from the aesthetics of your home.
Sealing cracks and other openings in the foundation is a basic part of most approaches to radon mitigation. It should be noted however, that sealing is not a complete method of radon control, and the use of sealing alone is not recommended by the EPA. Unfortunately, you cannot seal radon out of the home using special paints or other sealant products advertised to reduce radon. This method has not been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently by itself.
If the home is in the NJ, NY, PA area, you can request an estimate online below or call us today to discuss your mitigation project. We offer Residential, School, and Commercial mitigation services. RAdata holds the first license issued in the state of New Jersey for radon mitigation. Over 30 years later, we still offer exceptional service, expertise, and reliability to our first customers, as well as all of our new customers throughout the tri-state area. Our installations are guaranteed and always completed according to US EPA and state requirements.
We are a HomeAdvisor approved contractor, and we perform mitigations for Relocation Companies and Builders through-out the area. RAdata completes 2 out of every 3 radon mitigations in the state of New Jersey. Let us handle your radon problem today. In just a day, your radon mitigation system can be up and running, protecting your family or future inhabitants of your property. Our staff is available to assist you in obtaining a FREE ESTIMATE, scheduling your project, or simply answering your questions.
When you hire RAdata to perform your radon mitigation, you can feel confident that you are hiring the right contractor. We have over 30 years of experience designing and installing radon mitigation systems. RAdata repairs and/or replaces radon systems installed by less experienced contractors each week.
Some common problems we have seen in other systems are missing system gauges and required labels, unsecured piping and fittings not glued, water trapped inside of piping which is not sloped properly, improper electrical connections, exhaust piping not conforming to applicable codes, and sloppy work. Rest assured that we will install your system carefully and properly, and we will handle your needs promptly and personally.