All residential homes in central Ohio, have some level of radon inside the home. Radon gas levels fluctuate over time due to circumstances outside of your control such as weather, seasons, the amount of uranium in the ground in your area, as well as the rate of decay in which that uranium breaks down and radon is released into your air. The only way to know for sure is to have radon testing done.
Radon testing uses special detectors to help determine radon levels within an environment. The radon testing can be done on your own, but it's often better to have it done by professionals. The main reason is that the radon test can lead to professional radon mitigation. Radon mitigation is the process of reducing radon in an area.
The first step of the radon mitigation will usually be the initial testing. This shows the levels and it also shows the radon mitigation team where the source of the radon is. Higher levels usually show where radon is coming from. The radon abatement will next have those entry points sealed off. Radon abatement typically involves sealing the sump pumps, crawl spaces, and filling all cracks in the basement floor. However, more advanced strategies might be needed if the water supply for a home is also contaminated with radon.
Next, a radon mitigation system will be installed to remove existing radon from the building. The radon mitigation system typically uses a fan or suction system to blow out the contaminated air. Since entry points are sealed off no new radon can enter into the building. Our systems ensure that levels stay within safe ranges.