Underground well water can transport the radon from the soil into the house by way of taking a shower, doing laundry, or washing dishes. The EPA says it takes about 10,000 pCi/L of radon in water to contribute 1.0 pCi/L of radon in air throughout the house. The ratio of radon in water to radon… Read more »
Frequently Asked Questions
If your water comes from a municipal reservoir supply, you need not worry about radon in the water. When radon in water is stored in a reservoir for more than 30 days, the radon decays away to practically nothing. Every 3.825 days half the radon disappears through natural radioactive decay.
Q1: ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO INSTALL RADON SYSTEMS AND WILL YOU PROVIDE REFERENCES? A: Our contractors are very well qualified to test for radon in your home and to install your mitigation system. We follow proven EPA protocols to insure that you will have a properly installed system. http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/devprot1.html With an average of 2-3 systems… Read more »
Radon reduction systems must be clearly labeled. This will avoid accidental changes to the system which could disrupt its function. The exhaust pipe(s) of soil suction systems must vent above the surface of the roof and 10 feet or more above the ground, and at least 10 feet away from windows, doors, or other openings… Read more »
If you are considering the purchase of a home with an existing active or passive radon mitigation system, simply test the home and use the results to evaluate the condition of the property prior to purchase. If the results read above the action level of 4.0pCi/L call a radon mitigation contractor to get a quote.… Read more »