If you just had radon testing done at your Eden Prairie home and the results came back positive for a high level of radon, you might be wondering what your next steps should be. While AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service does not sell or install home radon mitigation systems, we thought we would outline some of the most effective ways to get rid of high levels of radon.
The key to understanding radon mitigation is to understand how radon gets into your home in the first place. More often than not, it comes into your home through the soil underneath your home’s foundation. If there are any cracks or fissures in your home’s foundation, radon can seep into your home through them.
Radon can also enter your home through your water source, depending on if you use a private well or not. Private wells use ground water, and ground water can sometimes have high levels of radon in it. You can get radon testing done to your well if need be, and there are mitigation systems for reducing radon in your water supply. However, more often than not, the source of the radon will be the soil your home sits on, not your water supply.
One of the most popular types of radon mitigation systems is a vent pipe system and fan. Also known as a soil suction radon reduction system, it will not require any major changes to your house. You can also have the cracks and other openings in your home’s foundation sealed, which is still quite effective and cost-efficient as well. After radon testing reveals high levels of radon, you should speak to a company that specializes in radon mitigation to see what your options are.
Also, keep in mind that if you made a major structural change to your home, you should have radon testing done before and after the renovations. If your home tests positive for high levels of radon before you begin construction, you can include radon-resistant techniques in the construction phase to help mitigate radon. Then be sure to have radon testing done afterwards so you can rest easy knowing that radon is not a problem.
But the only way to find out for sure if your home has a radon problem is to get radon testing done by a professional service like ours.
Would you like more information on radon testing in Eden Prairie? Call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or you can Contact Us.