If there’s one thing that is devastating is radon poisoning. Due to it’s colorless and odorless nature, it’s very hard to detect and you may only do so with the help of special testers and detector kits that are sensitive to it. With this in mind, it has received its deserved share of attention internationally. In fact, many governments today are creating awareness on how to prevent accumulation of this gas in houses.
Generally, this gas accumulates in basements of houses located in areas with higher radio active peculiarities. However, the good thing is that it’s possible to avoid this gas with proper radon remediation measures. Nevertheless, this will depend on factors such as the structure of the building. Some measures will include, sealing of the cracks and holes on the floor or walls of your basement, installing a functional and reliable ventilation system and testing for the gas more often.
Today, the most effective radon remediation system will cost you anywhere between $500 and $2500 depending on your house size and design. However, it’s worth every penny since it has a reduction capacity of about 99% and once you install it, minimum maintenance will be required.
When it comes to putting a functional and effective radon remediation system in place, professional installation would be the best way to go. This is due factors such as the house design and size. Nevertheless, the commonly used method of remediation is the use of a sub-slab de-pressurization system, that normally depends on a fan and a network of piping ventilation installed in the roof line.