Radon Water Mitigation

Waterborne Radon Reduction

When you think about radon contamination, you probably picture an odorless, colorless radioactive gas entering your home through tiny cracks and holes in the foundation and basement walls. But while that is indeed the leading way radon enters your home, it is not the only threat you face. In fact, radon can also enter your home through the groundwater, since the water around your home can be as contaminated, and thus, as dangerous, as the soil. Many parts of the country have problems with radon-contaminated groundwater, and if you live in one of those areas, your home could be at risk even if there is little radon contamination in the soil.

Radon Contamination

Radon-contaminated groundwater can be particularly dangerous. If your groundwater is contaminated by radon unknowingly, your family could be at risk every time they take a shower, brush their teeth, wash their hair, or do the dishes. In fact, every time you turn on the tap you could be emitting radiation into your home in its gaseous form. It can also enter your home through the water lines serving your dishwasher and washing machine, putting your family at an increased risk and making it even more important to deal with the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. Radon in water usually leads to abnormal radon levels in the house. While levels are normally highest in the lowest portion of the home, homes with elevated radon in water typically show higher than normal levels upstairs. Sometimes radon levels can even reach higher than the basement and crawl space levels.

Qualified Waterborne Radon Company

If testing reveals that high levels of radon in your home come from the water running through your pipes, you need to find a solution that can address this very specific threat – and SWAT has plenty of experience and expertise dealing with waterborne radon problems. Dealing with waterborne radon contamination requires a very specific set of tools and equipment, and if the company you choose does not possess them, chances are the fix will be temporary at best. It’s also important to make sure that the radon mitigation company you choose is licensed by your state and certified to deal with radon problems. A number of states around the country now require that radon mitigation companies be properly licensed and certified, and working with a licensed firm like SWAT will mean they have met certain guidelines and have demonstrated the expertise needed to deal with your particular radon problem.

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