Radon Mitigation near Canton OH
Akron Radon installs radon mitigation systems in Canton Ohio for many types of clients: realtors, buyers, sellers, builders and motivated homeowners. If your radon test comes back high (over 4.0 pCi/L), we can help mitigate the problem quickly. Call Akron Radon at 330-267-9550 to get a free, no-obligation quote!
What is Radon?
Radon is an invisible, odorless, toxic gas. It is a occurs naturally and is emitted from soils and rocks. In Canton OH, shale and granite deposits create ‘hot-spots’ in Stark County where radon concentrations are highest. The only way to remove radon from a home is to a) prevent it from entering using a sub-slab depressurization system, or b) remove it once it’s in the home using an HRV or similar device. Learn more about what radon is and what the government suggests you do by checking out www.epa.gov/radon.
What’s Wrong With Radon?
Radon is radioactive (just like the sun, x-rays, and chemo-therapy). Radiation in high concentrations can cause medical problems and even death. We aren’t scientists, so we we don’t use ‘scare tactics’ to sell you on the reasons radon is “bad”. Instead, we trust the thousands of hours of research conducted by the EPA, World Health Organization, and countless independent labs which all tell us that we don’t want to be breathing in large amounts of radon if we can avoid it. Do your own research; we aren’t here to sell you on the dangers of radon. We’re just here to help mitigate the problem if you have it!
If you’re involved in a real-estate transaction, many buyers will insist on a ‘radon test’ as part of the home inspection process. If the test results come back with a radon concentration above 4.0 pCi/L, it is suggested by the EPA that you have the radon mitigation (removed). That’s where Akron Radon comes in! Most buyers won’t move forward until radon is mitigated (under 4.0 pCi/L), and sellers cannot sell their home to other buyers without disclosing the high radon readings. So as far as real-estate transactions go, radon can be ‘bad’ by holding up the sale and extending negotiations between buyer and seller. The good news, however, is that reducing or ‘mitigating’ radon in most Canton OH homes is a simple process that is inexpensive and extremely effective!
Call Akron Radon at 330-267-9550 to get a quote on mitigating the radon in your Canton or Stark County OH home. We service the entire county including North Canton, Jackson, Belden-Village, Minerva, Louisville, East Canton, Beach City, Perry, Hartville, Navarre and Canal Fulton.
What is Radon Mitigation?
Radon mitigation is the process by which radon gases are removed or eliminated from a home. Akron Radon Reduction Systems has been designing and installing effective ‘radon removal systems’ in Canton Ohio for years. We have yet to come across a radon problem we could not solve.
The process by which all radon mitigation contractors remove/reduce radon from a home is almost always the same in Canton OH: Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD). About 99% of our mitigation projects involve some form of SSD. First, we drill a 5″ hole into the slab of the basement or main floor if there is no basement. Then, we remove at least 5 gallons of rocks/dirt from this pit, which we call a ‘suction pit’ or access point. From this hole, we run a 4″ Schedule 40 PVC pipe up the wall and out of the side of the home. There, we connect a radon- fan that sucks air from beneath the slab floor, and exhausts it above the roof-line. We will always ensure that the system is designed to be efficient and compliant with Ohio Law. The Ohio Department of Health has about 40 pages of rules that every licensed contractor must abide by…some rules are common-sense while others are a bit more involved. Akron Radon’s license number is RC-253.
Once the system is installed, we set-up a test machine that will run for at least 48 hours after installation. We then download the data and analyze it to ensure that radon levels have been reduced below the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. Every installation by Akron Radon comes with a guarantee that we will get the levels below 4.0 pCi/L, a 5-year warranty on the fan, and a lifetime warranty on our workmanship.
Call Akron Radon at 330-267-9550 to get a quote for your Canton OH home’s mitigation installation!
Schedule Radon Mitigation in Canton Ohio Now!
To get a free quote on a radon mitigation system installation in Canton Ohio please call 330-267-9550. Or, you can submit your information and wait for a call-back here.