Have Radon In Your Home? Learn How To Mitigate It

Posted on: 25 January 2022

Did you recently have your home tested for radon, and you've discovered that the radon levels are too high? If so, you'll want to know the following techniques to help mitigate radon.


Most professionals will want to use a depressurization technique, with there being multiple ways to get the job done. The sub-slab depressurization technique involves creating holes in your concrete floor and connecting PVC pipes to them. Those pipes then go up to the roof of your home, where a fan helps remove the radon gas into the air where it is safe. The system runs 24/7 in order to remove radon gas.

A sump-pit depressurization system works very similarly to the sump-slab, but it utilizes an existing sump pump system that drains water into the soil beneath your home. The sub-membrane method will encapsulate the crawl space beneath your home so that it is sealed under a membrane. All of that radon gas is then trapped and removed from your home using a similar PVC pipe and fan method. 


Another method will use your HVAC system to filter the radon gas particles that are harmful to you. It works via a special filter in the air handler that will filter out those harmful radon decay particles that make their way into the air. 

Filtration is a bit different than the depressurization method, since the radon gas is still being allowed to enter your home. It is ideal for situations where radon levels are already fairly low and return air vents are located in the lowest occupied room of the home.


You can also have a ventilation system installed, which exchanges inside air that contains the radon gas with clean outside air. This system works by having a special air exchanging appliance installed in the lowest part of your home that is occupied, It then ventilates the air to the outside of your home with a PVC pipe. 

The nice thing about a ventilation system is that it can also help with reducing odors in your home. This is useful if you have the ventilation system installed in a finished basement that has a bit of an odor to it that is noticeable when you are in the space.

Are you wondering which radon mitigation system is best for you? Reach out to a professional who offers radon mitigation services in your area for more information. They can take a look at your home's specific situation with radon and make a recommendation.