A professional radon mitigation system will reduce radon gas concentrations in a building. Mitigation of radon gas is accomplished through ventilation, either collected from below a concrete floor slab or a membrane placed over the ground, by increasing the air exchange within the building, or deploying a combination of these techniques. Systems are not delivered "cookie-cutter", each system is typically customized based on the configuration of the building.
RADON MITIGATION PROFESSIONALS
In the State of Illinois, radon mitigation professionals must be properly trained and licensed before installing mitigation systems. Licensed mitigation professionals are held to strict standards, required to pass vigorous technical testing before a license is granted. Ongoing education and periodic retesting is also required by the State.
PROPER TESTING IS THE FIRST STEP
The first step is to test your home to determine if radon gas is present and if so, the measure of concentration of gas.
WHEN IS MITIGATION RECOMMENDED?
While no level of radiation is considered completely safe, it cannot be totally eliminated so the EPA has set "action" levels to provide guidance on when radon gas concentrations should be reduced. The current action level is 4 pCi/l. When test results indicate radon gas concentrations higher than 4 pCi/l, radon mitigation is highly recommended.
RETESTING AFTER RADON MITIGATION
When a mitigation system installation is warranted, a retest after the system is functional is advised to be sure the system working effectively. A follow up test should also be done after any mitigation system repairs, home remodeling activities, or after any construction activities in your area.
Should you require a radon mitigation system, we can provide recommendations to a number of licensed radon mitigation companies in your area.