How a Radon Mitigation System Works

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Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can be detected by the EPA, but it is not a’smell’ or’sound’ and so you can’t detect it without a test. It can be found in newly-built homes and older ones alike, so testing is highly recommended.

What is a passive radon mitigation system?

A radon mitigation system draws radon from the soil beneath the foundation and exhausts it outdoors, away from windows, doors, and other openings. These systems typically consist of plastic pipes connected to the soil beneath the foundation. They are installed through the slab floor, through a sump lid connection, or through a plastic sheet in the crawl space. They have fans attached to them that continuously exhaust the radon to the outside.

When installing a radon system | LifetimRadon, it is important to know how to maintain it. The best way to ensure your system is operating properly is to have it professionally installed. This will save you time, money, and your health. However, if you’re a DIYer, you can always check your system yourself.

Adding a radon mitigation system is easy and affordable. Installing one will prevent the risk of radon exposure by as much as 99 percent. A certified mitigation contractor will work with you to design and install your radon mitigation system. A certified mitigation contractor will know how to install multiple systems for the best results. Some systems even combine fans to reduce the amount of radon a home can absorb.