If your Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Watertown, or Pierre area home has a problem with Radon, or you suspect there could be a problem, be sure to get in touch with MHM Foundation Solutions as soon as possible. We can provide both Radon testing and Radon mitigation. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas which can be very dangerous - even deadly - in large amounts. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don't think there is a Radon problem in their home since they don't know much about this deadly gas. Radon is actually the number one cause of lung cancer in individuals who don't smoke. Check our service area to see if we offer work in your area.
What is Radon?
We know that the average homeowner might be wondering, "What is Radon?" Radon is a radioactive gas which is released during the natural decay or Uranium. This element is naturally occurring in nature and is found in rocks and soil. There are pressure differences between the foundation and the soil surrounding your home. Often times, this pressure can create a vacuum effect. Radon gas will be drawn up and into the home through the foundation. Research has indicated that there are over 6 million homes in the U.S. which have dangerous Radon levels present. The higher the levels of Radon, the more likely it is that you and your loved ones will develop health problems from the gas.
How Can Radon Enter a Home?
Wanting to know,"How can Radon enter a home?" Radon can enter the home through:
- Concrete slab cracks in the basement
- Spaces between veneer walls and the foundation
- Floor and wall joints in the basement
- Drain tile
- Mortar joints
- Over the top of block wall foundations
- Sump pumps which don't have lids
As you can see, Radon can enter into your home in a variety of ways. To make sure that your home is completely protected, it's important to let MHM Foundation Solutions help you.
MHM Foundation Solutions can do Radon testing to determine what the levels of this gas are inside your home. If the levels are nominal, you are safe. However, if the levels are too high, you will need to have Radon mitigation work done to make sure that the levels are significantly reduced. Our tests can be performed quickly and the results can be known fast. This means that you'll be able to quickly schedule an appointment for Radon removal if there's a problem.
MHM Foundation Solutions can also take care of your Radon mitigation. We can install fans and other systems which will lower the levels of this dangerous gas inside your home. We can also fix foundation cracks, install lids on your sump pump, and take care of other structural problems at your home which could be allowing Radon to get inside.
Please give us a call or contact us online for more information about Radon in your home.