Radon is an invisible, odorless, naturally occurring gas that commonly seeps into homes through the erosion of dirt and stones. It’s common in houses that have basements or crawlspaces and can cause significant damage to your health. Besides smoking, radon is the highest cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Many homeowners install alarms to warn them of the presence of radon. Still, there are some helpful benefits to installing a radon mitigation system, which can help remove and reduce the presence of radon in your home. Homeowners should consider hiring a professional service to install this system to ensure it’s working properly.
1. Fewer Health Risks
The most obvious advantage of having a radon mitigation system is that it safely removes the radon from your house. In the open air, radon is typically harmless and dissipates into the atmosphere. The main dangers come from when radon has a chance to build up in a confined space like a basement. Safely removing it from your house greatly reduces the chance that it’ll cause lung damage from breathing it in.
2. Reduced Humidity
One of the benefits of installing a radon mitigation system is that the system can remove more than just the gas. Many of these systems help remove excessive humidity, which may damage cardboard boxes or other items in storage in the basement area. Many homeowners notice their basements feel crisper and less muggy after installing a mitigation system.
3. Odor Control
By removing excessive humidity, the radon mitigation system can inadvertently limit the buildup of mold and mildew in basement areas. Many basements have an unpleasant odor, and installing a mitigation system can significantly cut down unpleasant smells. Those looking to avoid musty odors in their basement can benefit from one of these systems and enjoy the cleaner, fresher air.
Affordable Radon Services LLC is here to help protect you and your home from radon gas. We’re radon mitigation specialists who can install your new systems and warn you of the potential dangers of this invisible gas. For more questions about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.