Radon Gas Posts

Radon Awareness Week – 4th – 10th November 2019:

Radon Awareness Week – 4th – 10th November 2019:
Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is responsible for over 1100 deaths in the UK every year. High levels of radon can be found in buildings of any type, size or location with occupants unaware of the potential danger unless a specific test has been carried out.
Research published earlier this year has found that indoor radon levels are increasing due to the changes we are making to our buildings for energy efficiency purposes. This in turn will lead to an increase in the number of lung cancer deaths attributable to radon exposure.

Martin Roberts TV & Radio Property Expert and Ambassador of Radon Awareness Week TV & Radio property expert Martin Roberts is backing the campaign and says “The lack of awareness about radon and its health dangers is shocking – and it’s something that could be in any of our homes”. You can hear more from Martin throughout the campaign, including tips on how to ensure your home is not affected.
During this year’s Radon Awareness Week, we will be working with various partners to focus on what needs to be done to prevent the number of avoidable lung cancer cases from rising.
Radon Awareness Week is running from 4th – 10th November 2019. Join in the discussion online using #radonaware

Family run Business:

Our engineers have many years of experience in designing and installing radon mitigation systems to successfully reduce radon levels to an acceptable concentration. Using Positive Input Ventilation (PIV’s), subfloor positive pressure, extraction systems, membranes and sumps to control levels of radon gas within the home.

The ground is the main source of radon. The aim of our remedial work is to reduce radon levels as much as possible. Radon Protection UK provide several methods that can be used to reduce high radon levels.

Methods to reduce the level of radon in your home vary considerably in their complexity, long-term effectiveness and cost. We strongly recommend that every radon control system is installed by a Radon Protection UK professional. Our engineer will visit your home and carry out a survey and explain all the options available.

Radon sump Banbury – Installed by Radon Protection UK:

“Very helpful and friendly small company, they went out of the way to help us reduce our radon from a scary level (1500) to a safe level (around 100). It is very hard to find sensible advice on radon and the friendly team at Radon Protection UK have gone out of their way to help us manage this potentially dangerous problem with our house. We had a problem with our first fan after several years and they replaced it the next day for free. Thoroughly grateful and highly recommend them”
Sara D, Chipping Norton. 23 October 2019.

Just moved into a Radon affected area?

Having just moved into a Radon affected area, we thought we should get a test kit so I searched online and found Radon Protection and gave them a call.
Sarah was so informative, helpful and reassuring, in fact I think her customer service skills should be used as a benchmark for all customer service departments, whatever the industry, up and down the country, she was brilliant!
After receiving the kit 2 days later I had a query so I contacted Radon Protection and spoke to Sarah and once again she was most helpful and resolved my query.
Thank you Sarah and Radon Protection.

Customer Reviews September 2019:

Many of our customers are thrilled by the service that we deliver and are happy to tell us. Read what some have said about us this week…

”Outstanding customer service – with explanations throughout whole procedure.
Installation clean, neat, tidy and efficient.
Old time manners of respect from an up-to-date modern firm.
Would truly recommend”.

16th Sep 2019, BonnyG – Oxfordshire:


”We are considering purchasing a new property in a radon gas area. The property has no radon gas protection. I spoke to Sarah who gave me amazing advice with regards to the different scenarios and methods of radon extraction we could consider. She also advised they at a very reasonable cost supply radon gas monitors to test the property for 3 months and then give you the results following receipt of the monitors.
What a great service. I certainly won’t be going anywhere else.”

16th Sep 2019, RobB- South Wales

We are always pleased to read what our customers say…

6 August 2019:
“Absolutely first class, trouble free, service. Highly recommended.”..
We required a Radon test carried out at our expense on a property that we are considering buying which is many miles away.
After searching for a suitable Company this one appeared to be the only one that included a return envelope for the detectors in the quoted price. This made things very simple when it came to the vendors returning the detectors for analysis after the test had completed. They simply put them in the reply paid envelope and posted them.
Radon Protection UK Ltd telephoned me as soon as the analysis had been completed and emailed me the report within minutes. As I said at the beginning, absolutely first class service. I would not hesitate in recommending this Company to anyone looking for a Radon specialist.
R. Hudson

Radon Sumps:

Radon enters a building primarily by airflow from the underlying ground. Protection measures for reducing levels inside workplaces vary depending upon the severity of the problem and the type of building construction.

New buildings can be protected during construction by installing a ‘radon proof’ barrier/ membrane within the floor structure and, in areas with a greater radon potential, provision of a ventilated sub-floor void or a ‘radon sump’.

A radon sump is a small, bucket sized, cavity under the floor with an electric pump drawing air from it. This reduces the normal under floor pressure with respect to radon in the soil and vents the radon gas outside the building where it quickly dissipates.

In existing buildings, it is not possible to provide a radon proof barrier and so alternative reduction measures are used depending upon the radon level. Such measures include improved under floor and indoor ventilation in the area, sealing large gaps in floors and walls in contact with the ground, positive ventilation of occupied areas, and installation of radon sumps and extraction pipework.

If it is necessary to reduce radon levels by engineered means, the employer should ensure that the radon levels in the area are re-measured immediately after installation in order to verify its effectiveness


Radon Sump Desborough and Radon in Northamptonshire

Yesterday our Engineer Lee was at a property in Desborough with elevated levels of radon gas.

Radon is more prevalent in some areas of the country than others and Northamptonshire, with its porous soil, has high levels of the gas emitted into the atmosphere.
If your radon test result is at, or above the UK Action Level of 200 Bq m-3, we are happy to carry out a survey of your property and provide the necessary remedial work to reduce your radon levels in your home as low as possible.

Banbury Radon Sump:

Last week we attended a property in Banbury to carry out remediation works.
Many residents in the Banbury area are being exposed to high levels of radon gas.
Radon Protection UK A radon sump is a popular and effective choice when it comes to radon level reduction and is the ideal choice for situations where there are high radon concentrations. A void is created beneath the building which effectively becomes the lowest point of pressure. This means that any gas in the soil will be drawn to it.
If your property has elevated levels of radon, our engineer will visit your home and carry out a survey and explain all the options available. Call Radon Protection on: 0800 978 8435.