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Controlling Radon Gas On Your Property

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Radon gas concentrations can seriously compromise the air quality in and around your home. In order to ensure that pockets of radon don't pose a serious health threat, homeowners need to ensure that they have effective methods for mitigating radon in place.

If you are concerned that you aren't prepared to fully eliminate radon gas concentrations in your area, here are three types of radon mitigation systems that you should think of installing on your property.

1. Sub-Slab Depressurization

If you invest in radon testing and the results confirm that there are concentrations of the gas present in the crawlspace underneath your home, then you may want to consider using a process known as sub-slab depressurization to eliminate radon gas pockets.

This radon mitigation system relies on a fan and vent pipe system that pulls radon from underneath your home and directs it safely outside where it can dissipate into the atmosphere.

2. Active Soil Depressurization

Much of the radon that is located near your home seeps its way to the surface from the ground underneath your home. While sub-slab depressurization can help to eliminate radon once it has reached the surface, you can safely send radon well outside the breathing pocket surrounding your home by investing in an active soil depressurization system.

These mitigation systems suck radon directly from the soil, then transport the gas through a vent tube that exits near the roof of the home. By having the radon vent at a high elevation, you ensure that it never enters your breathable air supply.

3. Mechanical Ventilation

Sometimes radon is emitted by the materials used to construct a building. If testing shows that radon concentrations are present within the wall cavities in your home, then you may want to consider the installation of a mechanical ventilation mitigation system.

Your home's drywall and HVAC systems must be made airtight in preparation for a mechanical ventilation system. Once the drywall and HVAC are prepared, a small blower is used to extract excess radon from interior wall cavities and a series of vent pipes force the gas pockets outdoors where they can safely be dissipated.

Taking the time to ensure that you have a functional radon mitigation system protecting both the interior and exterior of your home from pockets of concentrated radon gas will help you improve the safety and quality of the breathable air pockets surrounding your home in the future. Contact someone like Great Plains Radon to find out more.