Mold Medics Are Offering Radon Mitigation in Pennsylvania
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level for Radon is 4 pCi/L, and has been the national standard since 1988. The EPA labels all levels of Radon from 4 pCi/L & above as “Fix Your Home” when advising what to do. But homes with readings between 2pCi/L & 4pCi/L should also consider mitigation. As of 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) set their threshold to mitigate at 2.7pCi/L. So when you need to “Fix your home” by installing a Radon Mitigation system look no further than Mold Medics.
Mold Medics helps to protect homeowners by mitigating Radon gas and reducing it to acceptable levels. We provide professionally installed Sub Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation Systems, and follow the standards of both the EPA & the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Not to mention, we are fully certified by the DEP & have up to date DEP issued photo identification cards.
Why Do I Need A Radon Mitigation System?
To start, you only need to install a Radon Mitigation system into your home when it’s Radon levels are getting to high. As stated previously, the EPA set their action level to 4 pCi/L’s, and WHO set theirs to 2.7 pCi/L’s. If Radon levels remain at those high levels, they can start to pose serious health related issues to you & your family.
According to both the National Cancer Institute (NCI) & the EPA, Radon causes lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers alike. Radon represents a far smaller risk for lung cancer than Smoking, but it’s still the second leading cause in the United States. Scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.
How Radon Enters Your Home & How We Mitigate it
Installing Your New Radon Mitigation System
Mold Medics is licensed and certified by the DEP to install Sub Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation Systems into your home! This Radon mitigation system uses PVC piping which runs from the sub-slab radon collection point to the fan that is mounted on the exterior of your home. By creating negative pressure under your home, it forms a Radon collection point which is continually vented by the system. The Radon gas is expelled from your home through the exterior stack that extends past your roof line. You can learn more about the process by looking at our Step by Step Infographic!
Don’t know if your home needs a Radon Mitigation System? According to the DEP, Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States. On average 4 out of 10 houses in Pennsylvania have very high levels of Radon. It’s easy to be caught unaware by your homes Radon levels, so it’s important to get your home regularly check by certified professionals.
It’s also highly recommend preforming retests after any major home renovation, especially if they involve structural changes or foundation repairs. This also could include finishing your basement or adjustments to your HVAC system. This is so that you don’t get caught unaware by an increase in your Radon levels.
You can learn more about how Radon levels are measured & tested, and our Radon testing services, by clicking the button below! We’d also recommend looking at our Interactive Average Radon Levels Map to learn the average Radon levels in your county.