Trusted and Efficient Radon Mitigation in Grand Forks, ND
Radon Gas And Its Effects
How Radon Is Mitigated
Radon mitigation can be achieved in a number of ways. The first step is radon testing in Grand Forks, ND. This allows your contractor to know what they will be dealing with. Testing can last from two to 90 days for short-term testing or over 90 days to learn how the levels change over the year. You will either need a single long-term test or an average of at least two short-term tests. After testing to determine your levels and learning where the gas may be entering from, your licensed contractor will examine the structure of your residence to determine what type of system you will need. Make sure you offer any information you have, such as if you have a basement or crawlspace. If your house has a basement or crawlspace under only part of the home, this will change which solution you will need.
For homes with crawlspaces, the most effective solution is to place a thick plastic sheet over the floor of the crawlspace and apply suction underneath it. This submembrane suction will draw the radon gas away from your house and keep it from entering your residence. For properties with basements or slab foundations, the solutions are a bit different. Active sub-slab depressurization will change the pressure so that radon will not leak into your house. This will be combined with other options like sealing to help lower your radon levels to the target you agree on with your contractor.
Depending on your home’s construction, you may have other options. Houses with basements constructed of hollow blocks can have these depressurized to help reduce radon transmission. If you have a sump pump to get rid of basement water, this can also be capped to help reduce radon. Drain tiles or perforated pipes used to redirect water from the foundation can help to reduce the levels of radon as well.
Your licensed contractor will know what to do with your home type. At Total Care Plumbing, we know which systems and solutions will work best based on lessons learned from past projects.