Radon Reduction Systems
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How Radon Reduction Really Works
Although many gases rise from the inside of the Earth to its surface, radon is quite a bit more harmful than other gases. Many home and building owners have no idea how radon enters a structure. What is really important is proper radon reduction.
In most cases, radon seeps up through rock and soil, and eventually, it penetrates a structure and pollutants indoor air. The rock and soil located directly beneath a home or building is where radon makes an appearance, but in reality, radon is actually produced by decaying uranium, which is abundant in rock, soil and water.
The problem is that the radon gas gets trapped under a structure, and eventually, a buildup of pressure causes radon to enter into a structure. Normally, air pressure inside soil is higher than pressure levels found in indoor air.
It’s the additional air pressure in soil that pushes radon through a structure’s walls and floors. Radon is commonly pushed through gaps, joints, crawlspaces and cracks. If radon is allowed to continuously enter a structure, it will build up to dangerous levels, which can cause lung cancer and other problems.
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Reasons to Hire Professionals
Upon discovering dangerous levels of radon in their home or building, individuals might want to hire a contractor. However, as recommended by the EPA, a qualified contractor should be hired. Special equipment and vast technical knowledge are required to properly reduce radon levels.
Unfortunately, many homeowners have actually managed to increase radon levels in their home, and the reason why radon levels increased is because of a lack of a radon reduction contractor. Professionals will end up using one of a long list of radon reduction techniques.
Sealing cracks and other openings is something that many contractors will do automatically. Room or home pressurization is a common radon reduction technique, and due to its effectiveness, it’s actually used more often than all other techniques. Another way to accomplish radon reduction is with an HRB, which is known as an air-to-air heat exchanger.
An HRV will increase ventilation while reducing radon levels. A form of radon reduction is natural ventilation, which occurs when windows and doors are opened. However, as a radon reduction technique, natural ventilation should be viewed as a temporary alternative.
Once windows and doors are closed, it only takes 12 hours for radon concentrations to return to previous levels. Both home and building owners can benefit greatly from the effects of radon reduction.
Indoor air quality can be dramatically improved with proper radon reduction systems, and the best way to see what radon reduction system will work for your home is to hire a contractor. Professionals have the experience and knowledge to choose a radon reduction system that suits your home or building.