In this video, the home inspector explains the components of the Radon Mitigation system that is installed in his home. Starting with the sump basket, up through the attic and onto the roof. This Radon Mitigation system lowered the Radon in this home from 11.6 pCi/l to 0.8pCi/liter.
The ONLY way to find out if your home has high Radon levels is to have your home tested.50-60% of all homes tested in Rochester MN and Olmsted and the surrounding counties exceed the EPA’s recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. Nationwide, 7% of homes are estimated to have high Radon levels. Levels can vary widely even from home to home in the same neighborhood.
Radon is a radioactive gas that accumulates indoors and is the leading cause of lung cancer among never smokers. The National Academy of Sciences estimates that 22,000 people die each from radon exposure in their homes.