Checklist to Quickly Reduce Radon Myself

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If you are worried about the harmful effects of radon and you want to do all you can to lower the amount of radon in your home, here are some quick things you can do on your own:

1) Seal all the cracks in your basement slab and foundation – on the concrete floor and the walls. Use a sealant designed for concrete or masonry.

2) Fill in any holes or gaps with concrete. There should be no random hole in your concrete floor unless they are being used for something specific.

3) Run an HRV/ERV as much as you can. This will improve the ventilation in your home, which in turn will dilute the radon concentration in the indoor air.

4) Cover and seal your sump pits. Sump pits are a big source of radon. Sometimes just sealing your sump pit air-tight can lower the radon concentration down to acceptable levels, depending on your initial radon measurement of course.

5) Seal around any penetrations through the foundation. Any wires, pipes, conduits, poles that pass through the basement floor or walls need to be sealed airtight around them.

6) Cover exposed ground/dirt with a membrane – vapor barrier – and seal air-tight. Radon can seep out from exposed ground/dirt/rock, so it’s important to cover it with an impermeable membrane and seal it air-tight to your concrete foundation.

7) If you have done everything above and your radon concentration is still too high, don’t worry. Give us a call or schedule an appointment with us and we will take care of your radon problem for you.

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