Radon Mitigation

 

What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that occurs naturally in all soils and can seep into homes even through solid concrete. Since long-term exposure to high concentrations of radon gas has been linked to lung cancer, removing radon gas and preventing its entry will help your family stay healthy.
 
How Radon Enters Your Home
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Air pressure inside your home is usually Radon Mitigation | Big Mountain Insulators | Whitefish and Kalispelllower than pressure in the soil around your home's foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, your home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.

Reduce Radon Levels In Your Home
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picocuries per liter, pCi/L, or higher. If you are involved in a real estate transaction, the EPA recommends fixing the house prior to sale if  it has a radon level  of 4 pci/l or higher.

What is the average radon level in your home? You don't know until you TEST!
The only way to know if you have a radon problem in your home is to measure its levels. The marketplace offers a number of measuring devices and services. You can hire a home inspector who uses a professional radon monitor or there are do-it-yourself kits you can purchase at your local hardware store or health department. Testing is safe, simple and relatively inexpensive .Various devices allow you to measure radon concentrations over short periods while others do so over several months.

Radon Reduction Techniques Work
Radon reduction systems work. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99 percent. Your costs may vary depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed. Hundreds of thousands of people have reduced radon levels in their homes.

Big Mountain Insulators is a Certified Radon Mitigation Contractor.
EPA recommends that you have a certified radon mitigation contractor fix your home because lowering high radon levels requires specific technical knowledge and special skills. Without the proper equipment or technical knowledge, you could actually increase your radon level or create other potential hazards and additional costs.  To get a list of certified radon mitigators in your area, check with your state radon office or visit NRPP, choose the service you seek and then narrow your search by state.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE RADON LEVELS IN YOUR HOME?
Radon Mitigation for Existing Homes
Big Mountain Insulators can offer complete details about different types of radon reduction systems. We can determine how radon is entering your home and recommend the "best" system for your house.

Radon Mitigation for New Homes
If you're building a new home, now is the time to install a radon reduction system. When a new home is being built, it is generally impossible to predict the levels of radon it will contain. It is therefore simpler and less expensive to adopt preventive measures during construction than to take steps later on.

Dr OZ devoted an entire show about Radon.
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