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Rick’s Pump & Water Services provides radon mitigation system installation services in Greenwich, CT.  A radon mitigation system is a system designed to reduce radon gas levels in buildings to ensure a safe and healthy indoor environment. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that can seep into buildings from the soil, rocks, or water sources. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon is a known health risk and has been linked to lung cancer.

A radon mitigation system typically consists of the following components:

  • Radon Testing: Before installing a mitigation system, radon testing is conducted to measure the current radon levels in the building. This helps determine the appropriate mitigation strategy and verify the effectiveness of the system after installation.
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization: This is the most common and effective method of radon mitigation. It involves creating a suction point below the building’s foundation (typically in the basement or crawl space) and installing a vent pipe that extends through the building and above the roofline. A fan is connected to the vent pipe to create negative pressure under the building, effectively drawing radon gas from the soil and venting it safely above the roof.
  • Sump Hole Depressurization: If the building has a sump pump, the system can be modified to include a radon-specific cover and vent pipe. The suction created by the fan helps prevent radon gas from entering the building through the sump pump system.
  • Block Wall Depressurization: In buildings with block walls, a mitigation system may involve creating small holes in the walls and installing a vent pipe system to draw radon gas out of the building.
  • Crawlspace Ventilation: In some cases, a crawlspace may be encapsulated or sealed, and a ventilation system is installed to prevent the accumulation of radon gas.
  • Sealing Cracks and Openings: To minimize radon entry points, cracks and openings in the foundation and floors are sealed using specialized materials to reduce radon infiltration.
  • Monitoring System: After the mitigation system is installed, a post-mitigation radon test is conducted to ensure that the system effectively reduces radon levels. Some systems may also include continuous radon monitoring devices to provide ongoing monitoring and alert the occupants if radon levels rise.

Radon mitigation systems should be installed by qualified professionals who have experience in radon mitigation techniques and adhere to local building codes and regulations. Regular maintenance and periodic radon testing are recommended to ensure the continued effectiveness of the mitigation system and to monitor radon levels in the building.

Rick’s Pump and Water Service employs a team of highly-trained and experienced, certified, and insured radon professionals in Connecticut who can effectively install radon mitigation systems for your home or business. Contact Rick’s Pump and Water Service today at  (203) 996-9934 to schedule a quick no-cost quote! You can click the following link to view our many 5-star Google Reviews.