Frequently Asked Questions

What about radon in well water?

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 »

What about radon in city water?

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.

Questions to ask a radon Mitigator

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. With an average of 2-3 systems… Read more »

How can I check my contractor’s work?

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 »