Even though radon gas is a growing problem in North America, many are still unclear about the importance of clearing excessive radon from their homes and how to do it correctly. The good news is that keeping your home clear from it is relatively easy and inexpensive.
1. Perform a Test
A good first step is to perform a radon inspection test to get an idea of the levels in your home or the one you are planning to buy. You can do this yourself with home-testing kit, which costs around $20. Once you send the results to the lab and receive them back, you will have an idea of the short-term radon levels in the building.
2. Call a Mitigation Service
If the radon levels are over 4, this means they have reached dangerous levels. The only way to reduce them is to call in a specialist service. They will perform a more thorough radon inspection, reduce the levels in your home, and perhaps even take measures to reduce the amount of radon that enters the building.
3. Install a Radon Detector
The mitigation service might recommend a system that will cut down on the amount of radon in your home. You can also install a detector, which costs around $150 and will monitor and display long-term readings. This is a good way to keep an eye on the radon levels in your home as it will tell you when you need to call for another mitigation.
Radon testing and mitigation is a small price to pay to ensure the long-term health and safety of your home. Use the combination of home-testing kits and a trusted local mitigation service, and you can ensure the radon levels in your home are always kept under control.