ALL HOMES HAVE RADON GAS

THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH?

WHAT IS RADON?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the ground beneath us from the decay process of granite and uranium found in all soils. Radon typically moves up through the ground and into your home or business through cracks or holes in the foundation. Radon is drawn into buildings through negative pressure causing dangerous levels of radon to enter. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries (pCi/L).

1 in 3 Utah Homes have dangerous levels of radon. If detected, homes with high levels can be fixed.

Radon attaches itself to our lungs where it can begin the process of developing lung cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and the second leading cause of cancer for smokers, killing approximately 22,000 a year. Radon kills more people than drunk driving.

Test your home for Radon – It’s easy and inexpensive. Surgeon General Warning: Radon causes lung cancer, you should test your home. EPA’s action level is 4 pCi/L, any level above 4 pCi/L SHOULD be mitigated. It is also strongly recommended by the American Lung Cancer Association and the EPA to consider a radon system if levels are between 2-4 pCi/L.

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Radon testing is the only way to know if you have elevated levels of radon gas.

HOW TO MITIGATE RADON

A mitigation system usually involves creating a vacuum beneath the basement slab greater than the vacuum pressure of the home. Thus reversing the air pressure differences and moving ground soil gases into the radon system rather than into the home. Typically, a pit is created in the basement slab, aggregate (some dirt, rocks, etc.) is removed to create a void.  Then a PVC pipe is installed through the basement slab and ran either up through the attic and roof or to the exterior of the home.

A fan is sized to accommodate the soil compaction and square footage of the house footprint to effectively move air from under the basement floor; from one side of basement to the other, allowing air (and radon) to be sucked up and outside – not allowing radon to enter the home.

Internal piping from the slab routed up through the home and through the attic or an aesthetically matching pipe is then used to vent the radon gas on the exterior of the home and safely discharges above the roofs eave where it naturally dissipates into the atmosphere.

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2. TEST A HOME

3. ESTIMATE

4. FIX A HOME

5. SAVE A LIFE

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will Radon disappear on its own?

No, radon constantly enters into your home or business and will need to be mitigated (once tested high) to stop radon gas from entering.

What do your radon test results mean?

Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries (pCi/L). The EPA recommends fixing your home if the results show radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher. With today’s technology, radon levels in most homes can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or below. The American Lung Cancer and EPA also recommends fixing if the level is between 2 and 4 pCi/L.

Does radon come from granite countertops?

Very low levels, less than 2% of the total home radon levels.

Other health risks of radon?

This is difficult to answer. The number one risk of health from radon poisoning is lung cancer. This can lead to other health conditions.

Does radon exist in all buildings (new and old)?

Yes, the question isn’t is there radon, the question is how much. New or old, the only way to find out radon levels is to test.

What is the warranty?

Radon Be Gone has the best warranty in the industry. Guaranteed to reduce radon levels to 2.7 pCi/L or below in most buildings. Lifetime transferable warranty on system. Five-year manufacturer warranty of fans. Five year no leak warranty on roof jacks.

Why choose Radon Be Gone?

  • At installation, if a stronger fan is needed than estimated for, there is no upcharge, and included in the performance guarantee. FREE
  • We include custom paint on exterior systems, we math the downspout color. FREE
  • Run the system in the interior whenever possible, no upcharge. FREE
  • Transferable Lifetime Warranty. FREE

What does a typical system look like?

A mitigation system usually involves creating a vacuum beneath the basement slab greater than the vacuum pressure of the home. Thus reversing the air pressure differences and moving ground soil gases into the radon system rather than into the home. Typically, a pit is created in the basement slab, by aggregate (some dirt, rocks, etc.) being removed to create a void, (pit). Then a PVC pipe is installed into the pit and then ran either up through the attic and roof or to the exterior of the home.

A fan is sized to accommodate the soil compaction and square footage of the house footprint in the basement to effectively move air from under the basement floor; from one side of basement to the other, allowing air (and radon) to be sucked up and outside – not allowing radon to enter the home.

Internal piping from the slab routed up through the home and through the attic or an aesthetically matching pipe is then used to vent the radon gas on the exterior of the home and safely discharges above the roofs eave where it naturally dissipates into the atmosphere.

What happens to the radon that is vented from the home?

Radon is dangerous at high levels when trapped indoors in bedrooms, family rooms, etc. With a system in place, the radon dissipates into the outside air where levels are significantly lower and pose no risk (radon is no longer confined in closed areas).