You just found out you have high radon levels in your home and need to do something about it. Getting rid of the radon is not something that you should put off because the health risks involved in breathing in this toxic gas every day can be lethal. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is found at high levels in every state, and it is known to be the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. You may be a do-it-yourself type of person, and with so much information on the internet about radon mitigation systems, you feel this is something you might want to tackle. However, because this is an issue that directly affects your family’s health, hiring a radon mitigation specialist is something you may want to give serious thought to.
A radon mitigation specialist has invaluable experience and in-depth knowledge of the proper radon mitigation techniques that can’t be learned from just reading. Without the proper experience, you could disturb the foundation of your house and create small cracks you may not be able to detect without the proper tools, knowledge, and experience to know where to look. According to the EPA, inexperience can actually lead to a rise in the radon levels, instead of decreasing it. Your family’s health is your number one priority; don’t take a chance with their life.
Working with a professional radon mitigation specialist will ensure that the job is done correctly to safely get rid of up to 99 percent of the radon and also prevent future issues. An expert will come with all the right tools to test your home properly and find if there is a problem and where it is coming from. They will be able to correctly assess the size and type of foundation and all the problem areas. Because every house is different, your house will need a unique system that best fits your situation.
A professional will be able to install a mitigation system that will put your mind at ease and protect the health of your family.