Category: Vapor barrier in crawl space

How to Mitigate Radon with Your Sump Pump

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is essentially an added form of flood protection for a home. It is generally installed under the basement floor to collect ground water before it can rise and enter your home. It comes in handy during the rainier seasons or when the snow begins melting in the winter.

What is Radon?

Radon is radioactive gas that you can’t see or smell. It is capable of causing cancer if you are exposed to it for too long, so homes generally have ways to mitigate it put in place. You can have a radon testing company test your home for the gas if you’re concerned about its presence. This is a wise thing to do whenever you move into a new home just so that you can be aware of the radon levels you are dealing with.

Sump Pumps and Radon

Sump pumps can either be a gift or a curse when it comes to radon. Some can be converted into a suction point to help rid your home of radon, while others can be a source for radon in your home. The type o

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Learn More About the Importance of Having Your Home Tested for Radon Gas

Crawl space vapor barrier

Since radon is an odorless gas, you may not be aware that your home has radon levels that are at or above the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s action level. Furthermore, since radon is a poisonous gas that is known to cause lung cancer and other health issues, it’s important to have a radon mitigation and abatement service provide residential radon testing services at your home.

It’s been determined that around one out of every 15 homes within the United States has radon levels that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s action levels. The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency also reported that when radon levels were checked in seven states an

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