Mitigation is the process of removing radon gas. It requires specialized training and certification. Moyer Indoor | Outdoor technicians are fully certified experts in the field of Radon Protection Services.
The solution works on the same principle as a vacuum—one that sucks the radon out of the area. A fan, located in an attic or outside the building, is used to draw radon leaden air out from under a basement, crawl space, or on grade concrete slab. If done properly, the area directly below the slab becomes negative in pressure as compared to the air in the living space above. This provides a path of least resistance for the radon gas to be vented from the home. This lowers the concentration of radon to the EPA’s acceptable level.
Radon gas is becoming an area of concern with every real estate transaction, as well as when homeowners convert basements into living spaces. One out of every five homes that Moyer Indoor | Outdoor has tested for Radon gas has exceeded the maximum level established by the Department of Environmental Protection.
We think it’s important for every homeowner to understand the potential dangers of radon in their home. Make sure you live in a healthy environment. Contact us today to get started.
We offer free radon test kits to all current Moyer customers.
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Each property is unique. This is why your Moyer expert will take the time to review all your options to find out which will work best for your home.
On this home our Moyer specialist placed a fan in the attic, which drew the radon leaden air through special pipes placed in the basement. Depending on your home and your situation, the fan might be located on the outside of the building.
Our Moyer specialist installed a device that looks like a thermometer and is called a “U-Tube Man-O-Meter”. It is placed on a visible section of the interior pipe and measures vacuum. This assures you that the system is functioning well.
This is a typical exterior installation of a radon fan. The pipe continues up past the roof and disperses the radon gas harmlessly above the roof line.
This is the exit point of the pipe. Note the special cover that is installed to protect the fan from rain, debris and small animals. Some installers overlook installing this important feature. As an EPA requirement, the termination point is located above the roof of the home.
This is the overview of the complete exterior installation showing all outdoor components. The oversized vinyl downspout connects the fan and then to the suction pipe. Each home is different so we work with you to place this equipment where it works well and is pleasing to your taste.
Moyer Radon Systems can also be installed in crawl spaces with dirt floors. For this installation a 6ml thick fiberglass-reinforced “Radon Blanket” acts as an airtight seal. We placed a pipe through the “Radon Blanket” that provides the suction point.
Using a core bit, the Moyer radon specialist drilled a perfectly round hole through the concrete slab of this home. Through this opening an area is excavated so that the radon pipe can be suspended to provide a larger surface area in which radon can be pulled from the soil. The inserted pipe has an air-tight seal to assure no gas or water infiltration.
Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. To keep your family safe, test the radon levels in your house every two to four years. Moyer Indoor | Outdoor believes it is important for every homeowner to “know their number.” That’s why we offer a free radon test kit to all of our customers.
If it is discovered that corrective action is needed, our certified Service Professionals have the expertise to make your home safe. Remember: you can’t see, feel, smell or taste radon gas. Make sure you live in a healthy environment. Contact us today to get started.