“Your radon levels are really high.”
That’s one sentence that no homeowner wants to hear. Fortunately, with effective radon remediation, you can protect your family from potentially life-threatening disease.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is caused by decaying uranium in the soil. It is colorless, odorless, and radioactive.
While we inhale traces of radon in the air we breathe every day, it has the ability to turn deadly. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon have been known to cause lung cancer.
How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?
Radon most commonly enters a home through gaps and cracks in the walls and floors of your basement or crawlspace, since they are directly exposed to the surrounding soil.
As the gas seeps through your walls and becomes trapped in your home, the level of radon in the oxygen you breathe rises. Over time, the levels rise, creating a dangerous environment you can neither see nor smell.
According to Radon.com, the “target level” of radon is 0.4 inside of your home. The EPA has set an “actionable level” at above 4.0, meaning that any level of radon above 4.0 within your home would call for immediate action to prevent excessive exposure.
How Can You Protect Your Family From Radon Exposure?
Radon remediation can help prevent this deadly gas from entering your home.
For those considering a radon mitigation system, it may be possible to spray foam a basement and potentially avoid a more complicated and expensive mitigation system if the spray foam reduces the radon penetration to acceptable levels.
Spray foam insulation seals gaps and cracks in the walls of your basement, preventing radon from getting in.
AGL Spray Foam has installed spray foam insulation in several homes, only to hear back from the homeowners weeks later with a report that the radon levels in their basement have dramatically decreased.
Just thought you’d want to know…my radon readings went from 5.0 to 0.8 in the main basement and 3.2 to 0.4 in the crawlspace. Thrilled with the spray foam!
The spray foam incredibly knocked down our radon levels from 1.7 to 0.4, that is amazing!
Spray foam does so much more than moderate your home’s temperature – it could help protect the health of your family.
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