Mitigate Radon in Your Home
While we all love living in Colorado, the ground is particularly susceptible to radon gas. This gas can then leak into our homes. Radon gas exposure is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. It is also colorless, odorless, and naturally occurring. APEX Radon provides residential radon gas mitigation services for homes throughout Denver, CO. We’re dedicated to providing safe solutions to Denver residents and helping educate the community. We provide a wide variety of residential radon mitigation services. Whether you need a radon fan replaced, your ventilation pipe adjusted, or anything in between, give us a call.
How Does Radon Get in My Home?
While radon is naturally occurring, it can build up in your home to dangerous levels. It usually enters a home through crawlspaces, slab-on-grade foundations, and basements. The air pressure inside your home is lower than the pressure in the soil, causing a shift. This difference in pressure effectively turns your home into a vacuum. This vacuum-like action draws radon in through foundation cracks and openings into your home. There are many factors as well that determine the amount and how quickly radon escapes from the soil and enters your home. They include:
- The weather
- Soil porosity
- Soil moisture
- Degree of difference in air pressure
- Degree and number of opening and entrances for radon to enter
While radon entering your home sounds scary, testing for radon is simple and inexpensive. Radon levels tend to fluctuate throughout the changing of seasons and temperatures. It’s important to perform a short-term test and long-term radon monitoring. We provide both of these tests. We continuously monitor radon while charcoal tests provide us with accurate, fast results. Our technicians use only the highest-quality, state-of-the-art materials and technology available.
The EPA recommends you test your home every two years for radon levels. Additionally, we recommend conducting radon testing after a significant renovation or construction project on your property, as the soil can change and shift radon gasses.
Radon Reduction Techniques
There are many specific techniques you can take or that we can employ to help reduce radon gasses from getting in your home. The solutions we will suggest for your home vary on:
- The level of exposure to radon
- Interior structure of your home
- Type of foundation (crawl space, slab-on-grade, or basement)
- Age of your home
- If a real estate sale is contingent
Some strategies include plastic air barriers with perforated hoses to run exhaust gas to the outside. Other solutions include creating negative pressure underneath your air barrier. This eliminates radon entry into your crawl space. One may be to seal your air distribution system to avoid any radon going into your home’s intake system. Most of the time, we will combine many solutions to provide you with the best way to reduce radon exposure.
Why Choose APEX Radon?
For years, APEX Radon has been helping Denver families with their radon mitigation systems, providing the very best, and keeping our community safe. We’re dedicated to hard work and keeping everyone safe without charging an arm and a leg for our services. We are:
- Licensed and Insured
- Certified with NRPP
- Highest quality materials used on every install
- Installations only take 3-5 hours
- 100% guarantee to reduce radon levels below EPA standards