Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is commonly found in soil. Certain parts of Connecticut are known for their above average concentrations.
How does radon get inside your home? Your home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through dirt floors, hollow-block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls and openings around floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Any structure may have a radon problem: new or old, well-sealed or drafty, built on a slab, crawlspace or basement.
At CT Mechanical Solutions, we specialize in radon testing and remediation to help protect your family from this cancer-causing gas. Radon, in fact, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
When test results reveal a concentration of 4 pCi/L or higher, it’s time to develop and implement a radon remediation strategy.
A radon remediation system includes a custom fan and pipe system that draws the radon-laden air from beneath the foundation, venting it outside and far enough away from windows or other openings to ensure it will not re-enter.
Ultimately, radon is a problem you don’t have to live with – at least not in your own home. Contact CT Mechanical Solutions today to learn more or to schedule an on-site radon test.