Radon Testing and Mitigation in Wichita
Reddi provides Radon testing and Radon mitigation in the Wichita area. Radon is more common in Kansas, than the national average, with as many as one out of four homes having an elevated Radon level. For this reason, it is important to test your home to ensure levels are safe.
How Much Radon is Dangerous?
Radon is measured in units of picocuries per litre (pCi/L). The EPA suggests Radon mitigation for any home with a level higher than for 4.0 pCi/L.
Testing for Radon
Reddi provides professional Radon testing for existing homes, new construction, and commercial properties in the Wichita area. Because radon levels fluctuate, this is a multi-day test. We’ll setup the testing equipment and return a few days later to complete the test. You will receive a report with a few days showing your average level, and any notable spikes.
If your residential home or building has tested near or above 4.0pCi/L you should have a Radon Mitigation System installed.
A Radon Mitigation System will be customized to your home. This system typically require the installation of a vent pipe that runs from the foundation, sump pump pit, or crawl space to the exterior of the structure. The pipe will have a built-in fan that continually pulls air from the source to outside the home/business.
What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, gas that comes from the ground. It is a byproduct of decayed uranium inside the earth. Radon is a carcinogen, which can cause lung cancer. The higher concentration of Radon, and the longer the exposure, the more the risk increases.
Radon gas is quickly diluted when it escapes the earth, but in confined spaces such as homes and buildings it can be concentrated to dangerous levels.
Radon can enter your homes and structures through foundation cracks, joints, crawl spaces, pipes, and through sump pump pits.