Protect Your Home from Radon with a Mitigation System
Radon is a naturally-occurring, tasteless, odorless gas that is emitted from the earth that has been shown to have adverse health effects. It is sometimes known as a “silent killer,” and it’s vital that you have testing and plan for radon mitigation in your Cedar Rapids home. This can be one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
For radon testing, levels of 4.0 pCi/L or more indicate dangerous levels and the need for a professional mitigation system. Here at MidAmerica Basement Systems, we are proud to provide high-quality, accurate radon testing and professional radon mitigation in Cedar Rapids.
The Harmful Impacts of Radon
Because radon is a natural gas that comes from rock and soil in the ground, many people don’t realize just how dangerous it can be. Radon gas is made of radioactive particles which can embed deep in your lungs and cause lasting negative consequences, even lung cancer. It’s estimated that long exposure to radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
How Radon Mitigation Systems Work
Radon naturally moves into the lower levels of your home, from the surrounding soils, so a good mitigation system should capture radon during that process and move it back outside. Here at MidAmerica Basement Systems, our Cedar Rapids radon mitigation system includes a PVC pipe installed in the ground, going out past your roof. Using a fan, this system pulls air into a pipe that empties outside, where the radon can safely disperse into the outdoor air.
A professionally-installed radon system needs to work properly, 24/7, and our systems come with a gauge to help you ensure good radon removal. Our team of radon testing and mitigation experts can use this gauge to check the operation of the system. You can also keep an eye on your system gauge and reach out to us if you notice the readings are off.
If you are concerned about the health risks of radon in your Cedar Rapids home, get in touch with us at MidAmerica Basements today. Call us to schedule your free in-home estimate.