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You’ve heard the horror stories: “Radon causes lung cancer.” Or, to be more precise, “Radon is linked with lung cancer.” It’s scary; so what can you do?
One easy step is to understand how radon enters homes. There are four ways:
You can deal with #3-4 with repairs, but #1-2 require a radon mitigation system in place.
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Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be harmful if accumulated inside a building. There are two main ways of mitigating this problem, the passive and the active. In the passive method, a physical barrier is laid between the soil and the foundation and a vent pipe extending from the sub-slab up to the roof.
In active form, there is a setup of electric vent fan, vent pipe extending from sub slab to roof, sealed cracks in the foundation, and a system failure warning device. For detailed information about radon gas and its preventive methods go through this infographic from PropertEco.
This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!
Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:
Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter: