Stay In The Know About a Radon Mitigation System

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What is a radon mitigation system and how do you know if you need one?

If you have discovered an elevated level of radon in your home, either through the use of a radon detector you purchased, or a report from a home inspector that tested your home for radon, then you will need to either move out or have a radon-removing system installed right away. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is formed from the natural breakdown of uranium and radium in the soil, in rocks and in water. It becomes quite dangerous when breathed in, causing many cases of lung cancer every year.

Unless your house had a radon mitigation system installed when it was built (some newer homes may), you will need to have a system retrofitted – or put in after the house is already completely built. Although more work than installation during the initial construction process, a system is necessary because it is critical that the inhabitants of your home are not exposed to dangerous levels of radon gas.

Even though you have important decisions to make – who will install your radon mitigation system, be aware that time is of the essence. You don’t want to expose your family a moment longer than necessary to this deadly toxic radon gas.