If you are trying to determine the right radon reduction system for your home, then you will want to be sure that you choose the one that works best for the type of home that you have as well as the type of foundation that you have. You will also want to be sure to choose the right one that will work best if you are building a new home or if you are trying to perform radon remediation on your current home.
Radon is a problem as it is a highly toxic gas that is created by a uranium breakdown in the soil. Unfortunately, it is found all over the world and cannot be helped or resolved as uranium exists all over the world as well. Radon is an added problem as it is very toxic and is also undetectable unless you have a radon detection system. It is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It can really only be detected if someone gets ill or if you test your home for it. Rather then waiting for someone to get sick, then you will need to have your home tested right away.
It is highly likely that you will need to get a radon reduction system for your home. When you are shopping for the right one, then you will need to decide between a passive system or an active system. A passive radon reduction system for your home is one that is installed in your home when it is being built. It will have a few components to it that will ensure that radon is not pooling up in your home. A passive radon system will have a vent pipe that will extend from the dirt to the roof of your home. It will also contain a physical barrier such as a polyethylene membrane that will protect your home from the soil and the foundation. This will help to ensure that radon doesn’t leak into your home through any cracks in your foundation.
If you already have a home that is built then you will want to consider getting an active radon reduction system for your home. An active system will have many different elements including an electric vent fan that will ensure that radon doesn’t pool up in just one area. It will also contain a warning device that will let you know when radon is pooling up in your home or if the system isn’t working properly. It will also contain a vent pipe that will run from the soil to the roof and will distribute the radon back outdoors. An active system will also be one that works to seal any cracks that you have in your walls or foundation in order to prevent radon from seeping through as well.
You can also hire a certified technician to come in and assess your situation. They can test your home and then they can choose the right reduction system for your needs. You can reach out to the professionals over at SWAT Environmental.