If your home has recently tested positive for radon, there’s no need to panic. You’ve got several excellent options to choose from when it comes to safe, effective mitigation methods. The following are some great examples to consider.
Sub-Membrane Flush Method
Does your home have a crawlspace? If so, you’d be a perfect candidate for this method of radon mitigation. The process starts with the installation of a plastic sheet or tarp over the floor of your crawlspace. An adequate channel is then created underneath and equipped with a fan, a pipe, or both. Harmful radon gasses are then safely flushed from your home through the channel.
Active Vent Suction Method
If your home features a concrete basement, active suction would be a good probable fit for your needs. Concrete naturally develops small cracks over the years, allowing radon gas to potentially seep up into the home and/or accumulate underneath the concrete. An active suction system addresses the issue by introducing a vent pipe and electric fan to flush the radon from your home. An electric monitoring system is also usually installed to make staying on top of radon into the future simple.
Passive Vent Pressure Method
This type of system is best suited for homes that are still in the planning phases or under construction. It does not require an active ventilation system, as it instead involves planning the structure of the home with radon control in mind. To be more specific, the home’s rooms are built or remodeled in such a way that natural pressure differences keep air flowing through your home in a healthful, favorable way.
There are additional radon mitigation methods based on emerging technology out there as well, any one of which may also be an appropriate fit for you and your home. Not sure which option is right for you? Speak with a radon mitigation professional today for more information on how you should proceed.