Q. How do I know if my house has Radon gas in it?
A. The only way to know if your house has Radon gas is to have it tested. No two houses are alike. The majority of Radon gas that enters your home comes from soil gases directly beneath your home. Even houses next door to each other can have vastly different levels of Radon gas. You can not rely on a test done on your neighbors house to determine the outcome of yours.
Q. What do I do if my house has high Radon gas levels in it?
A. Nearly every home can be fixed. The EPA recommends having a Radon reduction system installed if your home tests at 4 picocuries per liter or higher. The most efficient method of Radon removal is with a sub-slab depressurization system. This consists of a fan mounted outside your home, or in your attic, connected to tubing that creates a low pressure area under your foundation that collects the Radon gas and vents it to the outside air where it can dissipate. Other types of systems can be installed in homes with crawlspaces, or in homes with very compacted underlying soil. In nearly every case, Radon levels can be reduced to below the EPA guidelines.