The USA is under attack by a threat that is lung cancer and eventually death to around 21,000 people a year. Some people argue that smoking is the reason behind this disaster yet surprisingly, 2500 people out of the hereinabove have never smoked. So, you’re not safe even if you don’t smoke and the reason is “Radon”.
According to US EPA, the national average of radon level is 1.6cPi/L which a still deliver 28 out of 1000 smokers, and 3 out of 1000 nonsmokers a lung cancer. Millions of people smoke and the number of people getting lung cancer eventually increases to 21,000 a year. Radon is almost everywhere being produced the radioactive breakdown of uranium in igneous rocks and soil and sometimes in water. Which means it can seep in from anywhere.
Radon levels of Madison
Why radon Mitigation Madison is becoming increasingly important? This is because, according to surveys, the level of radon gas is three times the national average. Which means 4.6cPi/L is the average radon level in Madison. Every tenth house in Madison in infected and under drastic attack of this deadly gas. So, living in Madison without a removal plan is as good as dying.
Testing your home and choosing a contractor
So, if you’re living in Madison and planning to have a reduction system installed, first step towards that is testing your home which suggests what kind of system do you need. If you’re safe, only prevention will do, and if you’re not, an effective system needs to be installed. You should choose a contractor for the purpose. A contractor will check the structure of your home and run a diagnostic test to find out which system is suitable. They provide warranty and assure the reduction of radon by their work. Radon mitigation Madison is provided by a lot of contractor on affordable expenses.
when you’ve decided for radon mitigation Madison you need to know the types of mitigation systems being used. Let’s have a look at some of the most effective and common mitigation systems.
Mitigation by suction
There are different types of suction systems that is installed actively or passively for radon mitigation. If your house has a sub slab concrete foundation and basement, then some vent pipes attached to vent fans are inserted under the sub slab after sealing the cracks. The fans draw out the gas from underneath soil. Some houses have drain tiles, perforated pipes or sump pumps in the basement to keep the unwanted water from house. Suction of them also turns out to reduce radon levels.
Mitigation by ventilation
HRVs are used for ventilation of houses. They use the air being exhausted to warn the inner air of house and introduce the outdoor air. They are very effective in radon reduction. Houses with crawlspace can get radon abated by ventilation of the crawlspace using some fans or installation of vents. It is most effective for crawlspace houses.