Radon Mitigation: Bringing you the peace of mind you need in your home
Protect your home and family today. Contact an expert to guide you through our easy radon mitigation installation process.
Easy 5 Step Process for Radon Mitigation
Radon Certifications & Licenses
Because radon gas is dangerous and a known carcinogen, the EPA and the Utah State Health Department recommend mitigation for any level of radon that has tested over 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air)1. Radon mitigation is used to lessen the amount of radon potency in the air. The EPA recommends mitigation, but when possible radon remediation prevents the radon from entering the home/foundation at all and is ideal.
In most cases, after we complete the mitigation system installation, we're able to guarantee that your radon levels will be below 2.7pCi/L.
Why Do I Need Radon Mitigation?
Depending on the results of your testing, mitigation might be required to keep the levels of radon gas at a safe level.1 Because weather conditions and continuous uranium decay, there isn’t another way to ensure that radon isn’t being accumulated at dangerous levels inside your living or workspace.
It’s especially important for daycares and schools to have a radon mitigation system installed because children are especially vulnerable to effects that radon gas particles have on developing lungs.2
Smoking increases your risks greatly of developing potentially deadly, radon gas-related lung cancer.3 It’s very important to not only test for radon but take action to mitigate or remediate and lessen the potential effects of radon gas on your lungs.
How Much Does Radon Mitigation Cost?
The cost of removing radon depends on the size and design of your home. Several other factors may influence the price as well. Most structures can be mitigated for about the same cost as other common home repairs, like painting or installing a new hot water heater. The average cost for a radon mitigation system installation in an average size home is around $1,200, although it can range from $500 to as much as $2,500. Your costs may vary depending on which radon reduction methods are needed.
Types of Mitigation Systems
There are several types of radon mitigation and our certified radon specialists will walk you through the recommendation that is right for your home or business. Additionally, sealing the foundation and any cracks or holes is generally recommended as well.
Radon Mitigation System (RMS): Sub-slab Depressurization
For many situations, a Radon Mitigation System or RMS is known as Sub-slab Depressurization is a possible solution. A series of underground pipes are installed under the concrete foundation to draw air out and away from inside of the structure. Although it sounds invasive, this system is installed in about 2 days with no major changes to your home.
Radon Mitigation System: Drain-Tile-Suction
Another RMS, Drain-Tile-Suction can be installed into the drain tile and vents the radon gas out into the soil away from the structure.
Radon Mitigation System: Sub-Membrane
Sub-Membrane is a mitigation technique used when a crawl space has an earthen floor. A plastic sheathing is installed on the floor and up the walls and sealed. Then a vent pipe is installed through the sheathing and vents the soil gas to the outside of the structure.
"Utah Radon Defense tested the radon levels in our home and they were very high and unsafe. They installed the mitigation system quickly and left our home in better shape than they found it. We couldn’t be happier with the results! We highly recommend Utah Radon Defense!"
- Steve & Jana Webber
- A Citizen’s Guide to Radon The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon. United States Environmental Protection Agency , Dec. 2016, www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-12/documents/2016_a_citizens_guide_to_radon.pdf
- “Environmental Health and Medicine Education.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=8&po=7#:~:text=Children and Radon Exposure Risk,faster than those of adults
- “Radon and Cancer.” American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/radon.html
Talk To Our Radon Testing and Mitigation Specialists
Our radon testing and radon mitigation specialists are certified by multiple national agencies to ensure you receive highly accurate results and peace of mind.