Radon mitigation, also known as radon mitigation, is any method employed to lower radon concentrations in homes, or radon in underground water sources. Radon is an important contributor to environmental radon radioactivity. Radon enters homes through basement leaks, as well as radon built up in soil and rocks. Radon gas has been associated with poor health outcomes such as lung cancer. Radon can also cause headaches, asthma, and sinus problems. Radon gas in groundwater is linked to a variety of serious health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Do you want to learn more? Visit Radon Mitigation of the Rockies Colorado Springs – radon mitigation.
Radon mitigation systems are used to treat radon in both new and old structures. Radon gas can be stored in the home in the form of radon gas filters; these should be installed in all basements. When installing a radon mitigation system, you should ensure that the venting hoods are positioned high enough to allow for an airtight seal, this is especially true in attics where the radon gas can act as a heat source. The mitigation system is then connected to the main valve of your home. If a home is located in an area with poor air quality, the radon reduction system may be connected to a ventilation fan that would circulate the air in the room and vent the radon out into the outside atmosphere.
For homes that are ventilated through a mechanical ventilation system, the exhaust fan is usually located in the attic near the floor or ceiling. There are two types of exhaust fans, namely, positive-pressure and negative-pressure. Positive-pressure exhaust fans push the gases upward while negative-pressure exhaust fans pull the gases downward. Both types of exhaust fans can be powered mechanically or with a motor.