What Radon Protection steps are you taking?
The EPA has a list of recommendations to help you on your radon protection mission:
1) Whether you are buying or selling a home, you should have it tested for radon.
2) If you are building a new home built, ask if radon-resistant construction features are an option. If the home is already constructed, ask if radon-resistant methods were used & if the home has been tested for radon.
3) If you have your home tested & it comes back with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), or higher, then you should have a mitigation system installed by a licensed radon professional.
4) Even if your radon levels come back lower than 4.0 pCi/L, it can still pose a risk. It is possible to have those levels reduced.
5) When you are having a radon test done, take steps to prevent device interference so that your results come back accurately.
Simple radon protection techniques can be applied to help lower radon levels and increase energy efficiency in your home. The EPA offers some suggestions to help:
1) Check your area’s radon potential – when looking to buy a new home, check the EPA’s map of radon zones to show which areas have the greatest potential for elevated indoor radon readings.
2) Install a Radon Reduction System – Installing a radon remediation system helps to lower the levels of radon in your home. You can always have a passive system installed.
3) Test your home – you should have your home tested every 5 years, or with each new occupancy.
4) Activate your system – if your radon levels come back high in a test & you have a passive system installed in your home, have a licensed professional activate your system.
Following the EPAs steps in regards to Radon Protection can make your home safer for you and your family! Call today to see if you need to take Radon Protection steps: 630-499-1492.