Building a new home? Consider implementing a radon reduction system now.
Radon reduction is an important issue to consider when buying or building a new home, but not everyone thinks of it. When building a new home, it’s important to ask your contractor about radon reduction.
A naturally occurring, odorless, invisible gas that results from radioactive decay of uranium, radon can be found just about everywhere. That means your existing home, your construction site, your office; everywhere.
- Radon gas moves freely through the air, groundwater, and surface water.
- The main source of indoor radon gas infiltration is from soil into buildings.
A leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, and around the world, the U.S. Surgeon General recommends that all homes be tested for radon and that mitigation efforts be taken to help ensure the health and safety of you and your family.
Radon is a serious health hazard, but it does have a very simple solution.
The danger can be mitigated, either by using EPA recommended construction techniques for your new home, or, if you missed the boat, by calling in a radon mitigation specialist after the home has been completed.
By using common materials and techniques, radon hazard prevention becomes easy. The following construction techniques are recommended by the EPA.
Talk to your contractor or home builder about radon.
If it’s too late and you’ve already called the moving company, you needn’t worry. You can easily test for radon and install a mitigation system now. For more information, reach out today and talk to our specialists; we can answer any questions you have, get you tested, and help you get your new home squared away.