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Monday, April 25, 2011

Radon Be Gone

When uranium breaks down in the soil and rocks and even water you get radon gas. This gas can be found in the US, in the air, and can cause lung cancer.

If your home does not have good ventilation, this gas can build. But the good news is, it can be removed easily.

The most common method is soil suction. Removing the gas from the soil, with suction pipes. The pipes go beneath your concrete slabs of your home, by drilling through the basement floor. Then a fan is connected to your pipes, and this sucks the radon from your soil, this is the most reliable method.




Then there is the pressurization method, which a fan blows air from your upstairs or outside into your basement. This idea is to produce enough air pressure in your basement so that the radon will not seep in. The only downfall is that the construction of your home may limit the effectiveness. Also letting the outside air in can lead to moisture problems and increase heating and cooling costs.

You can also seal and ventilate your home from radon gas. If you have cracks in your foundation, you want to tackle those by sealing them up. Also you will want to ventilate your basement with a fan, drawing the radon through a duct and out your home where it's released.


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