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Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 06:02 PM
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Indiana Radon Gas Mitigation

Radon Gas IndianaFinding out that your Indiana area home has high levels of radon gas is frightening to say the least. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, so the danger to Indiana area residents is very real. Until you have your home tested for radon, you can never truly know that your family is not at risk.

If you have not yet had your South Bend area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to do so. If the results of the testing shows only normal background levels of radiation, you do not have anything to worry about. If the testing shows that your home does have high levels of radon gas, you have some important decisions to make.

Radon Mitigation Indiana for South Bend Residents

There are several different ways to mitigate a radon problem in a South Bend area home. The exact procedure will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of the problem, the concentration of radioactive radon inside the home and the source of the contamination.

For instance, radon gas often enters homes through tiny cracks in the foundation or basement walls. Once inside the basement of the home, the gas quickly rises and infiltrates the main living space of the property.

When radon is getting into the home through the foundation or the basement, mitigating the problem might involve sealing up those tiny cracks and stopping any new gas from getting in. Further mitigation steps can include equalizing the pressure in the interior and exterior of the home. This pressure equalization can prevent new radon gas from getting into the home, certainly an important consideration for any homeowner.

SWAT Environmental Indiana Radon Gas Mitigation

If the results of the testing show that the radon is getting into your home through a contaminated well, the mitigation process will revolve around stopping the contamination at its source. SWAT Environmental will first determine exactly how the radon gas is getting into the water, and then we will attempt to stop it at the source. In many cases we will repeat the radon test after the mitigation procedures are complete, just to make sure that your home is truly safe.

In the end, the type of radon mitigation used in your Indiana home will depend on the exact nature of the problem. SWAT Environmental is a quality radon testing company with experience in the South Bend area, we have the expertise to determine exactly where the contamination is coming from. Once we know that, we will be able to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and your Indiana home from radon gas.