The EPA has designated January as National Radon Action month. In an effort to help educate the people in West Central Minnesota about Radon, Chappell Central will be posting a series of blog posts this month about Radon dangers, testing, and fixing.
When you discover your home has high levels of radon, what should you do? Sell your house? Move everyone to the attic? Pretend it “isn’t that bad”? No, none of those!
The solution for each home’s radon problem is a little different, and the plan should not include any of the “Plan B’s” listed above. Instead, you will want to a Residential Radon Professional to come to your home to do air quality testing and provide a plan for radon mitigation. Factors that your contractor will look at will include the size of you home, how high your initial radon level is, and your foundation type.
Radon can get in your house through the foundation of your home such as cracks in your basement, a crawlspace, piping, drains, even sump pumps. A ventilation system or radon mitigation system is usually necessary to draw the air from below the basement floor up and out of your house. Other solutions may only require sealing openings in the basement floor.
At Chappell Central, we ensure your radon problem is solved by doing a test-in and a test-out. By testing your radon levels before addressing the problems, we can measure the effectiveness of our radon mitigation when we test again after completion. The goal is to get your home to test at the safe radon level of 3.8 pCi/L or lower, as recommended by the EPA.
Chappell Central has been fixing residential radon problems for families in West Central Minnesota with awesome results. Contact us at 320-235-2151 for a consultation and estimate.