Radon Mitigation

What is Radon Mitigation?

Radon mitigation is the process of minimizing the radon gas concentration in breathing zones of buildings and high radon areas. Radon can be mitigated through ventilation that is collected below the concrete floor. Radon mitigation systems are designed to reduce radon levels in buildings.

Benefits of Radon Mitigation

The foremost benefit of radon mitigation is the reduction of risk in developing lung cancer. This also means that proper, safe ventilation is set up to make your building safe. The EPA consumer guide instructs that the radon level in each building should always be below 4 pCi/L and around 2 pCi/L. This will sharply decrease the risk factor related to radon exposure. Also, the radon mitigation system thoroughly improves the air quality and other environmental factors such as-


  • A fan-based radio mitigation system filters the moist air and humidity from the soil beneath. An active system pulls almost half a gallon of water from the soil into a slab foundation.
  • Decreased humidity and fresh air also improve health. The reduction of radon and moisture from the air reduces health problems like asthma, allergies, and lung infections.
  • Radon mitigation systems enhance home stability and cost cheaper when installed as a part of the construction.

Radon Mitigation Process

A building’s foundation helps determine which radon mitigation system will work the best. Hence, a mitigation professional conducts a diagnostic test to assess the foundation type and finally decide which system can be installed in the building. The radon mitigation system follows:


  • Testing to determine the radon level in the house/ building.
  • Request bid from licensed radon mitigation professionals.
  • A professional walk-through to decide which mitigation system to install.
  • Professionals perform diagnostic tests to analyze the size, seal cracks, and openings in the basement.
  • The professional team installs the radon mitigation system.
  • They ensure that you learn how the system operates followed by  a retest to make sure that the system is working fine.


Usually, sealing openings in the walls and floors is the basic approach to radon reduction. However, seeking professional help to determine the radon level in the building and setting up a mitigation system is a long-lasting and safer approach to the problem.

Why is Radon Testing and Mitigation Important?

Radon is a harmful gas that can be lurking around your home, causing damage without your knowledge. It has been one of the sole reasons for lung cancer of over 20,000 people in the US alone. Radon is the second leading reason for lung cancer, after smoking.


In this case, are you completely sure your family is out of this danger? A professional testing can help you determine the level of radon in your home and the harm it can cause you and your family. It can also help you mitigate the radon concentration and make your building safe and protected from this harmful gas.

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