In the 1980s, the (EPA) known as the Environmental Protection Agency, began to promote radon awareness. Home contractors have since been encouraged to incorporate radon mitigation systems into new houses as they are being built. It is a requirement that passive radon systems be installed in new homes to keep up with building codes in many areas. A passive radon system contains the same plastic ventilation pipes as active radon systems. The difference is that it does not utilize a fan to exhaust radon gas from beneath the foundation.
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To prevent dangerous radon levels from accumulating inside a home, a pathway that can convey the gas from the ground beneath the home up through to the outside is necessary. A passive radon mitigation system relies on a permeable gravel base beneath the basement, crawl space floor, or foundation and a network of plastic pipes to transport the air from the ground to the outdoors. However, passive radon systems don't always succeed in keeping indoor radon levels below the four pCi/l maximum recommended by the EPA. When a radon test detects a failure, the solution is to "activate" the passive system by adding a ventilation fan.
The radon fan installation transforms a passive radon system into an active radon system. Radon fans are special inline models designed to run continuously without consuming much power or making noise. A Radon Contractor is required to make sure fan specifications are matched to the size and design of the specific radon system. Georgia Healthy Homes has licensed radon contractors that are expertly trained to take care of your radon fan installation needs. Our staff is trained and qualified to inspect the passive system and provide radon system activation to ensure it works.
Georgia Healthy Homes has trained and certified radon mitigation experts that you can trust to activate your system today! Call us to get your free quote and get started on a safer and radon-free home!
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