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What You Should Know About Radon
WHAT IS RADON? Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas. WHAT RISK DOES RADON POSE? Radon poses major health risks by damaging the cells that line your lungs, including lung cancer, to anyone exposed to it. It's the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. On average, Minnesota homes have the fourth-highest radon levels in the country.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOUSE HAS RADON? Doing a radon test is the only way to find out the radon levels in your home. WHAT DO YOUR RADON TEST RESULTS MEAN? We know the numbers can be confusing. An easy way to put your radon levels into perspective is to relate them to smoking. Let's say you're like the average Minnesotan and your radon test comes back at 4.5 pCi/L. That's the equivalent to smoking about 9 cigarettes each day. You simply take whatever your radon level is and double it to relate it to smoking. IF YOUR TEST RESULT IS 4.0 PCI/L OR GREATER The EPA strongly recommends fixing your home if test results indicate occupants may be exposed to radon concentrations that meet or exceed the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. IF THE TEST RESULTS ARE BETWEEN 2.0 AND 3.9 PCI/L The EPA says you should consider fixing your home if the test results indicate radon levels in this range. TEST RESULTS UNDER 2.0 PCI/L Retest every 5 years if no mitigation system is installed and no significant changes are made to the home. RADON MITIGATION AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A QUALITY MITIGATION SYSTEM. At American Radon Mitigation we treat your family and your home as if it were our own. Our goal is to get your radon levels down to the levels you would find outside. On average, the customers we serve see radon levels drop to 0.4 pCi/L after mitigation. The list below are items that our team of experts is trained to do properly but that we have found are often missed with low-cost installs that leave your family’s health and safety at risk.
Electrical code followed
Homes structure maintained
Fire collars properly installed
Natural draft appliances checked for back-draft
Radon fan location and venting meet code
Full pressure field extension ensure maximum radon reduction
Radon mitigation vent pipe insulated in unconditioned spaces
Quality materials and fasteners used
Areas open to soil sealed
Proper fan size is installed
Give Clif a call at 763.354.0549 to take care of your radon questions quickly and efficiently.