Residential Radon Testing & Mitigation | Columbus, OH HomeSafe

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highlight January as Radon Awareness
Month in Ohio!

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  • Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the soil. The gas can accumulate in the air we breathe. Exposure to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer.
  • Radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.
  • Good news! You can have your home or business TESTED and MITIGATED to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

Radon Awareness at Home: Professional Testing Services

Our team at Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Co. is officially certified by the State of Ohio for radon testing, a requirement that's becoming increasingly important in the mortgage process. Real estate professionals recommend radon testing and mitigation to both sellers and buyers due to the significant health risks associated with radon exposure, including a higher risk of lung cancer, particularly in children.

The testing procedure we follow is straightforward. A monitoring device is positioned in the basement or close to the mechanical area in slab homes. For accurate results, it's critical that this device remains undisturbed for a period of 48 hours. Following this period, the data is analyzed to determine the radon levels. If radon concentrations exceed 4.0 picocuries, which is currently the threshold for mitigation, necessary steps are taken to address it.

After the 48-hour testing period, we retrieve the device, though its readings can also be accessed online. The results of the test are then promptly shared with the homeowner, providing clear insights into the radon levels in the property.

Your Defense Against Radon: 
Home Mitigation Services

Once the testing has been returned and shows that the radon level is high enough (over 4 picocuries), there are two types of possible mitigation: passive and active.

Harnessing Passive Techniques for Radon Mitigation

In an existing home, a pipe is inserted into the slab or through the basement floor, unless a sump pump has been installed, in which case the pipe can be inserted into the sump, which will then be fitted with a sealed cover.  The pipe is then run straight out of a wall into the outdoors, where it is fitted with an upright connected pipe to vent into the atmosphere.

Passive systems depend on the “stack effect." Air pressure differentials create buoyancy to move air and radon gas through the pipe from the basement to the exhaust vent. This occurs because there is a difference between indoor and outdoor air density resulting from temperature and moisture variations.

Proper installations involve retesting or a monitoring system – which will show whether the passive system is reducing the radon level below the danger level.  If it isn’t, the system can be converted an active mitigation by adding an exhaust fan

Dynamic Solutions: Active Radon Mitigation Strategies

The process is the same as with passive mitigation but includes an exhaust fan to increase the flow of radon and air.  An electrical outlet is required to power the radon fan.

Typically, if the initial radon level is significantly high, the recommendation for mitigation will be that an active system be installed.  This will resolve the issue and be less costly because there will be only one installation instead of having to add the fan later.

Mitigating Radon in New Construction

This requires:

  • Installing a layer of clean gravel or aggregate beneath the slab or flooring system.
  • Laying polyethylene sheeting on top of the gravel layer.
  • Including a gas-tight venting pipe from the gravel level through the building to the roof.
  • Sealing and caulking the foundation thoroughly
Radon-Free Living: Tailored Mitigation for Your Home

Radon Essentials: Understanding the Basics

Some people think that Radon testing and mitigation is a scam, just a way to scare people into paying for work that they really don’t need. That’s absolutely not true. Radon is real, it’s actually on the Periodic Table of Elements (Number 86,) in the atomics section, it is the heaviest known gas and it can be deadly.

Navigating Ohio's Radon Hotspot: What You Need to Know

Radon zones have been determined and Ohio has one of the most seriously affected states. Central Ohio in particular is in the “high danger” zone. There is virtually no doubt that any structure tested within that area will require mitigation.

Health Concerns- Radon is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into homes through basements or slabs and which has some very serious health consequences. Breathing in radon increases your risk of lung cancer. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. (Smoking is number one, and second-hand smoke is number 3.)

Key Guidelines for Radon Testing and Mitigation

Once it was proven to be a deadly substance, it took time for the real estate market to actually accept its danger. Now, however, more and more lenders for residential properties are requiring testing – and mitigation – because of the liability they could face by not requiring the testing.

Keep your family safe from Radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer -- DON'T WAIT -- MITIGATE!

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