Frequently Asked Questions

Where does it come from?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that results from the decay of uranium found in trace amount in soil, rock and water. Radon is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas.

Is it harmful?

Yes, it is harmful and can especially cause damage to your lungs, resulting in lung cancer.

How does radon mitigation work?

We install a vent to access the air under the concrete slab either by core drilling a hole or by connecting directly to a sump pit.

By venting the radon and moisture laden air underneath the house, we lower the pressure under the concrete slab so that the normal air pressure in the lowest level will always be higher than what we have artificially created under the footprint of the house.

Using this law of physics, the normal air pressure will always be higher than the negative pressure we are maintaining by running a radon fan 24/7 at a typical energy cost of $56 a year.

Does radon mitigation also lower moisture levels in my house?

Yes, an added benefit of radon mitigation is that it helps keep moisture from entering the house. By eliminating the moisture laden air from coming into the house, you greatly reduce moisture levels in the lowest level of the house.

How do I know your system is the right one (or better than competitors)?

Most radon professionals apply the same techniques when installing a radon abatement system. What sets our company apart from others? Our vast experience, our quality materials, our concern for a proper aesthetic location for the system and our professionalism, to name just a few!

How long does it take to install a radon system?

It typically takes 3-4 hours to install; after that, radon will be reduced for the lifetime of the home, and our fans and labor are warrantied for 3 years.