National Radon Defense

Radon Mitigation in Utah and Real Estate

Control radon before buying or selling a home

All homes are different-- from the style, material, and color, to the location -- and yet there are also plenty of similarities.

One similarity that every home shares is its potential to have high radon levels. Whether a home is young or old, radon can enter and build up to unhealthy amounts, making a home seemingly dangerous.

Although radon may be found in any home, it can also be controlled and reduced in any home. As important as it is to live in a home with low radon levels, these levels become equally important when buying or selling that home. Radon is something that all real estate agents consider -- and so should any homeowner.

Contact The Property Medics today for more information about radon testing and radon mitigation in Utah. The Property Medics is a trusted member of the nationally recognized National Radon Defense network, and they have the training and experience to help lower the radon levels in local homes.

We proudly serve the Greater Salt Lake City area including Ogden, Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Farmington, Lehi, Centerville, Roy, Spanish Fork, Payson, Tooele, and nearby!

How Foundation Can Affect a Home's Radon Levels

Most foundations fall into two categories: the slab-on-grade foundations, or the basement or crawl space foundations. All can sustain high radon levels and most homes' levels can be significantly reduced with radon mitigation.

Some homes, however, are not as easy to mitigate, and the some may actually not be receptive to any further mitigation. This is a very important detail that any homeowner may want to know before buying or selling a home. So how does radon gas enter a home?

How Radon Gas Enters Homes

Reduce Radon in Home with Radon Mitigation in Utah

The foundation is crucial to understanding why and how radon enters into a home. Since radon is the result of uranium decay in soil, it's no wonder the gas can easily enter through a cracking foundation.

Most soils have uranium in them. Once this uranium decays, it produces radium and polonium, which then degrades into radon gas. This gas can easily maneuver through tiny cracks or crevices, making its way into your home.

Radon is actually sucked into the foundation by a process known as the "stack effect". New and unconditioned air replaces the warm air that rises and exits through the roofing. This unconditioned and cooler air is what can contain radon and other gases.

The difference in pressure between the outdoor and indoor air is actually what causes the vacuum-like suction that draws the new, unconditioned air through the foundation. The indoor pressure is much lower than the outdoor pressure, which means even the tiniest cracks serve as a vacuum, sucking in the outdoor air. Thus, the radon begins to build up, especially during the colder months when the windows and doors are tightly closed.

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What the Radon Results Mean

Should a home be bought if the real estate agent says it has moderately high radon levels?

Most real estate agents request information about a home's radon levels. The gas is measured in picocuries per liter, pCi/L. Radon levels are separated into three levels of severity: high, 4.0 pCi/L and above; moderate, 2.0 - 4.0 pCi/L; and low, 2.0 pCi/L and below.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends reducing levels in any environment in the U.S. containing 4.0 pCi/L and above. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends any European environment with 2.7 pCi/L and above to be mitigated. What's the difference?

Well, according to Dr. Maria Neira of the WHO, most lung cancer cases caused by radon are actually not resulting from high radon levels, but actually by being exposed to low or medium levels in homes. Experts feel that all levels of radon exposure can be dangerous.

Whether the levels are above or below 4.0 pCi/L, The Property Medics can mitigate and reduce a home's levels to the lowest level. The Property Medics provides proper maintenance in order to check on the home and assure that the mitigation is effective.

We are your resource for radon services! We serve homeowners living in Orem, West Jordan, Sandy, Magna, Midvale, Provo, Logan, Alpine, Huntsville, Eden, and more!

Real Estate and Selling a Home

Knowledge about radon is the sign of a good real estate agent. Any real estate agent should be aware of a home's radon levels before trying to sell. Try to request current levels -- and to have the home mitigated to be certain the levels are as low and safe as they can be.

If you're considering having a home built, radon can still become a future problem. Radon is more expensive to repair later than to mitigate from the start. Ask the builder to install a radon resistant system as your home is being constructed. According to the National Association of Home Builders, one in six homes is being built with these systems. This means 200,000 homeowners are taking the initiative to protect their families before a home is even built. This is a worthwhile investment, and a viable option.

The Property Medics is the local radon mitigation expert in Utah and can thoroughly explain additional radon facts and the importance of understanding radon levels in a home. Contact The Property Medics today to learn more!

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Serving UT including the Greater Salt Lake City area
Our Utah Service Area
Cities in Davis County, UT
Bountiful
Centerville
Clearfield
Farmington
Hill Afb
Kaysville
Layton
North Salt Lake
Syracuse
Woods Cross

Cities in Morgan County, UT
Croydon
Morgan

Cities in Salt Lake County, UT
Bingham Canyon
Draper
Herriman
Magna
Midvale
Riverton
Salt Lake City
Sandy
South Jordan
West Jordan
West Valley City

Cities in Summit County, UT
Coalville
Echo
Henefer
Kamas
Oakley
Park City
Peoa

Cities in Tooele County, UT
Dugway
Grantsville
Ibapah
Rush Valley
Stockton
Tooele
Vernon
Wendover

Cities in Utah County, UT
Alpine
American Fork
Cedar Valley
Eagle Mountain
Elberta
Goshen
Lehi
Lindon
Mapleton
Orem
Payson
Pleasant Grove
Provo
Salem
Santaquin
Saratoga Springs
Spanish Fork
Springville

Cities in Wasatch County, UT
Heber City
Midway
Wallsburg

Cities in Weber County, UT
Eden
Hooper
Huntsville
Ogden
Roy

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