A radon mitigation system helps reduce the levels of radon gas in water supplies and buildings. This gas contributes to environmental radioactivity and can cause serious health problems. A mitigation system can reduce the concentration of radon in water by more than 98%. It can also help prevent the buildup of radon in water supplies.
The Importance of Radon Mitigation Systems
It’s important to test your home for radon after installing a mitigation system. Many systems come with a monitor. You should test your home 24 hours after the system is installed, but if you are unsure, use an independent tester. It’s also important to retest your home every two years, especially if you’ve had significant building alterations.
A radon mitigation system uses a pipe to remove radon from the air. The pipe should be gas-tight and made of thick schedule 40 PVC. This ensures a durable system that will not break easily. Cellcore schedule 40 PVC is another great choice because it contains small gas bubbles during the manufacturing process. It’s also quieter and more durable.
Depending on the size of the home, there are several different types of radon mitigation systems. One type is sub-slab suction, which works by injecting a tube beneath the floor and into the soil underneath. Other types are active sub-slab suction systems, which contain a fan that draws in the radon.