How Does Radon Mitigation Work?
Radon is an air pollutant that can be very harmful to people. If you are concerned about radon in your home, contact a radon mitigation service, and read below on how they get radon out of your home.
Your house draws in radon as warm air rises and more air is drawn in below. A percentage of the additional air being drawn in includes radon.
There are specifically designed systems that vacuum out your home and free it from radon. suction points are created through the floor to allow for more airflow. A pipe is then installed and sealed to take the air out of the house.
You can use various suction points around the house, and they are usually started in the basement. The pipes usually lead the air out of the house through the garage, and finally to the attic where the air is released. If you decide to use a sump site as a location, you can get the top sealed to keep in conditioned air so you don’t have more expensive utility bills.
It’s wise to have your radon mitigation contractor insulate the pipes, especially if you live in an area that experiences colder winters. The insulation will prevent the pipes from freezing and from condensation forming, which can lead to harmful mildew and mold.
For more information on how radon suction fans work, watch the video above. It will explain how the radon is led out of the attic and rain is prevented from damaging the system.