Radon mitigation is the process utilized to lower radon concentrations in the living breathing zones of inhabited buildings, as well as radon from underground water sources. Radon is an important contributor to environmental radiative decay. It is estimated that every year about 400 homes are lost because of radon mitigation. Radon gas is measured in picocuries per liter and can vary depending on the quality of the soil where it is located and the amount of pollution around the home.
The health risks associated with low levels of radon gas are increasing each year and there is an increase in people who suffer from chronic pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis and emphysema. High levels of radon gas can also cause lung cancer, particularly if one is smokers or has other forms of lung cancer or other diseases. Radon abatement is achieved by measuring radon content in the home’s atmosphere and then testing for levels of radiation in the home. This is called radon testing.
Radon gases rise to the earth’s surface through the pores of the soil. These soils’ content of radon depends on the mineral composition and the location where it is located. There are several ways to test for the presence of radon in the air and in the ground. One method is to install a soil gas station that will measure radon levels in the air and in the ground. Another method is to do a Radon test in your home.
The cost of installing a radon abatement system can vary widely depending on the size and the technology used. Generally, soil gas stations and radon testing equipment are more expensive than radon mitigation systems. However, if you have a very high radon level, you may need to consider both options. It is important to note that soil gas stations cannot remove radon directly and they are not designed to do so.
The cost of installing a radon mitigation system can also vary based on whether it is installed as an above ground or below ground system. You can reduce your costs by installing an above ground system. The average cost of installing an above ground radon mitigation system is between one hundred and four hundred dollars per foot of installed piping. The cost of installing a below ground system is between one and two thousand dollars per foot.
The cost of hiring professionals to perform radon mitigation can be quite expensive depending on the type of professional you hire. Most professional companies will charge between one hundred fifty and one hundred and fifty dollars for one hour of labor. There are also companies that can charge between one hundred and two hundred dollars per hour. If you have high radon levels, your mitigation service may also charge an additional amount per foot.
When you meet with a qualified radon mitigation contractor to discuss your situation, it is important to go over the plan they have developed to address your radon problem. A qualified radon mitigation contractor has the expertise to find the most effective solution to reduce radon levels in your home. They can determine how much mitigation is required and where to install the mitigation system. They can even provide advice as to what materials you should use to minimize radon levels.
Finding a company that provides top-notch service can be a challenge. This is why it is essential to research any contractor that you are considering hiring before you make a decision regarding whether or not they will be able to perform a reasonable service. You can hire a team of qualified contractors who can provide top-notch mitigation services at affordable prices. If you choose to install an expensive system in an upstairs apartment in an older house, installing radon mitigation will not be very cost-effective.