Radon Gas Services In the Kansas City, MO Area
You cannot see or smell radon gas. Is your home safe?
Are you worried about radon gas entering your home? The professionals at Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, are certified and experienced radon mitigators and testers for homeowners in the Kansas City area.
What Is Radon?
Any home can have radon radiation problems. Radon naturally forms after uranium is broken down into the soil, rock, and water. Radon can also be present in well water. If radon gets into the air you breathe, it can be very harmful and can cause cancer. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Radon becomes a concern when it seeps through cracks in your home, loose fitting pipes, dirt floors, or drywall slabs. The air pressure outside of your home is different from the inside so your home acts as a vacuum drawing radon in through the foundation. Radon is a colorless and odorless so it usually seeps into the home undetected.
Radon Testing in Kansas City
A Top Notch qualified radon mitigation contractor will perform a diagnostic test to evaluate the levels of radon in your home and the soil around your home. The contractor will use chemical smoke to determine the direction of air flow in your home. Watching the airflow through your home, into holes, drains, cracks, etc., will show possible radon routes.
Another option is the soil communication test. This form of testing uses a vacuum cleaner and chemical smoke to see how quickly air will move under the foundation. The soil communication test will help contractors know which radon reduction system would work best in your home.
The good news about radon is if there are traces of radon in your home, the problem can be fixed by professionals. The type of foundation your home was built on determines which radon mitigation system would be best. There are several ways to mitigate radon including:
- Active Subslab suction
- Drain-tile suction
- Block-wall suction
- Sump-hole suction
- Sealing radon entry routes
- Home or room repressurization
You can prevent radon from entering your home by drawing radon from the soil below your home.
EPA recommends you hire a qualified radon mitigation contractor to fix your home when you encounter radon problems. To learn more about radon mitigation or to have your home tested for radon, contact Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at (913) 535-8002(913) 535-8002
We provide radon mitigation services in:
Kansas (KS): De Soto, Fairway, Gardner, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee Mission, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Stilwell, Westwood Hills, Westwood
Missouri (MO): Brookside, Kansas City
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