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Radon Remediation Madison
Radon Remediation Madison WI
What is Radon?
It is a deadly, invincible radioactive gas that is both odorless and colorless. Radon occurs naturally as a result of the decay and breakdown of uranium in soils and rocks. Radon can neither be seen nor felt, except with special radon detection devices. Radon is a highly penetrative gas that makes its way into your home through cracks and holes in its walls, basements, and even cables.
Radon remediation works either by preventing the entry of radon into a building from the soil or by removing it after it has entered by means of improved indoor ventilation. Remediating radon involves using specific techniques.
Some of the most common remediation techniques Include: Sealing of cracks and gaps in the floor and around service entry points, the sub-floor depressurization (radon sump), increased under-floor ventilation, positive pressurization, and increased indoor ventilation
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When Should I Conduct remediation In Madison WI?
You should immediately begin radon remediation as soon as you are aware of what radon gas is and its harsh health and social effects. In the words of the Environmental protection Agency, “Remediation should be undertaken as soon as practicable and at higher concentrations, greater urgency is recommended”
You do not have to wait for your home’s radon action levels to reach extremely high levels before looking for a radon solution. Doing so could be too late as long radon gas exposure causes lung cancer. Radon is known to cause about 21,000 deaths yearly and cause more lung cancer cases than any other thing bar cigarettes.
Therefore, you should make a decision now to conduct radon mitigation Madison WI, by calling us 608- 470- 7640
Radon Remediation Techniques
As mentioned earlier, there are several radon remediation techniques available to use in your home. The type of technique to be used on a particular building depends on factors like the level of radon concentration in it, the size of the building, the structure of the building, and also the location.
Some of the techniques for remediating radon are Do-It-Yourself(DIY), whilst the pothers are undertaken by a radon specialist. For a neat, professional, and safe job, it is imperative a top radon company specialized in Wisconsin Radon services carry it out.
So without any further delay, here are the different radon remediation techniques.
Sealing Floors and Walls:
Radon’s radioactive gas makes its way from the soil into your house through cracks and holes in the floors, walls, and pipes, and sealing these holes can help remediate radon.
It sounds like a simple task, but in practice, sealing cracks and holes to act as an effective radon remediation technique can be difficult and demanding. Many gaps and holes may not be seen and even sealed ones can reopen over time. If not done properly, then radon gas could still spread across the house.
This technique works by removing floor covering and skirting boards and then sealing all cracks and joints with a suitable sealant. The sealant must be durable and flexible enough to accommodate any future movement of building materials.
Increasing The Under-floor Ventilation:
The installation of additional sub-floor vents or airbricks or the clearing or replacement of existing ones can help reduce radon levels in a building. Radon levels are reduced as the underfloor ventilation is increased, which forces the radon gas to escape through the installed vents.
Radon fans can also be used to help provide ventilation and blow air into the underfloor of a building. The fans can also help suck out the radioactive gas.
Increasing The Indoor Ventilation:
Increasing the ventilation in a house for the purpose of reducing its radon levels can be done either by unblocking air vents, providing additional wall vents, or by installing window trickle vents.
This technique ensures radon in the air is mixed with fresh outdoor air. Thus creating a balance and reducing the radon in the house. This is a fully passive technique that does not need long term maintenance like other radon remediation systems.
The Positive Pressurization Technique:
This remediation method makes use of special radon fans installed in the attic of a house to help blow air into the radon laden soil. The radon gas is then forced out through cracks, holes and windows. By blowing air into the ground, it also helps increase the ventilation in a home.
The technique is predominantly used in airtight buildings. It however runs on electricity and can cost an additional $50 – $300 in electricity bill yearly. This is one of the most common techniques for radon remediation Madison Wisconsin
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Cost OF REMEDIATING RADON IN Wisconsin
The cost of each one of the various radon remediation system varies. Factors such as the remediation technique employed, the type of house, the size, type of foundation, and location of a home play a big factor in determining such.
The average cost to mitigate radon is between $1000 to $3,000. This price depends on the factors mentioned above.
To mitigate homes with already existing passive radon mitigation systems will be as low as $800 to about $1500. Big homes with plenty of rooms command a radon mitigation price of between $2,000 to as high as $4,000.
If you answer a few questions below, about your home, we will be able to provide you with a free quote in 10 minutes or less.
Frequently Asked Questions About Radon Remediation Madison WI
Below are some of the most common questions customers and residents in Wisconsin ask us about the radon remediation systems and techniques.
Who Pays For Radon Remediation?
In real estate transactions, the home seller pays for the installation of a mitigation system. This cost is however sometimes factored into the home cost.
Does Opening Windows Reduce Radon?
Opening your windows can bring in much-needed ventilation. However, as a long term plan, it won’t do much good. You need to install a proper mitigation system.
How Common Is radon In Wisconsin Homes?
Radon is thought to be present in 1 out of every 10 homes in the state of Wisconsin. Furthermore, southeast Wisconsin has radon levels of 5.4pCi/L, which is far above the national average.
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