How Do I Lower Radon Levels in My Home?
There is no safe level of radon. Health Canada states that if your home is above 200 becquerels per cubic meter (200 Bq/m3), to take action and reduce radon levels as much as reasonably possible. The higher the radon level in your home, the sooner it needs to be fixed. Techniques to lower radon levels are effective and can save lives. Radon levels in most homes can be reduced by more than 80% for about the same cost as other common home repairs such as replacing the furnace or air conditioner.
Radon Reduction Techniques:
- Ventilate the basement sub-flooring by installing a small pump to draw the radon from below the concrete slab to the outside before it can enter your home (commonly known as Sub Slab Depressurization typically performed by a radon mitigation (reduction) expert.
- Increase the mechanical ventilation, via a heat recovery ventilator (HRV), to allow an exchange of air.
- Seal all cracks and openings in foundation walls and floors, and around pipes and drains.
To help you find the best way to reduce the radon level in your home, find a radon mitigation (reduction) expert who has been certified under the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) today: c-nrpp.ca/find-a-professional/.
Find out more about radon at: www.takeactiononradon.ca.