According to available state records, approximately 9% of homes in Mecklenburg County have radon levels above the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L.
Radon is a chemical element that is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of igneous rocks found in and around the Charlotte area and is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity. Exposure to radon gas actually increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Radon gas is heavier than air, and can accumulate in basements and crawl spaces of homes and businesses, negatively affecting the indoor air quality of residential and commercial homes and buildings.
The presence and amount of radon in your home or business needs to be determined by laboratory analysis. Independent radon inspectors or homeowners themselves can conduct the test as long as they follow EPA's easy to follow testing protocol to deliver professional results. Any results with radon levels above the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L need to be mitigated.
If you are searching for radon mitigation companies in your area, look no farther than Fresh Air Technologies! Hire one of our certified radon mitigators from our team to provide Charlotte radon mitigation services. We will design and install a fan radon mitigation system. After radon mitigation installation, it is recommended that the area be retested to determine the effectiveness of the system and if the area is safe to reoccupy.
We may recommend a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to increase the ventilation in your home. A heat recovery ventilator helps to reduce radon levels in your home or business by bringing air in from outside while also using the exhausted heated or cooled air to warm or cool the incoming air. Using a hear recovery ventilator is better when utilized to ventilate only basements or crawl spaces and when the radon gas level is less than 10 pCi/L.
If you are trying to sell your house, it is important to look into high radon levels and make sure this issue is resolved. Installing HRV systems can actually add value to the home. If you are concerned about potential radon gas in your house, call Fresh Air Technologies for a free radon mitigation consultation! We will offer you the best solutions to help protect you against radon exposure in your home.
Schedule a free radon consultation with Fresh Air Technologies or call 704-622-7877!