What is radon?
Radon is a gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in the ground. It can get into homes through cracks and other openings in the foundation and build up to high levels. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
What is radon mitigation?
Radon mitigation is the process of reducing radon levels in homes. There are several ways to do this, including sealing cracks and openings in the foundation, installing a radon venting system, or using a soil suction device. By reducing radon levels, you can protect yourself and your family from this dangerous gas.
If you think you might have a radon problem in your home, the best way to find out is to test for it. You can purchase radon test kit directly from this page. If your home tests positive for radon based on the radon measurement of your test kit, we will not only let you know but also give you options to mitigate for radon.
Mitigate radon with a radon sump
How a radon mitigation sump works
Radon sump pumps are designed to remove radon gas from the soil beneath a home and vent it to the outside. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be found in any type of rock or soil. It is odourless, colourless, and tasteless, so it cannot be detected without special equipment. Radon gas can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Once inside, it can build up to dangerous levels and pose a health risk to occupants.
Radon sumps are installed in the lowest level of a home, typically in the basement or crawlspace. They consists of a pit or basin that is connected to a pipe leading to the outside of the house. A sump pump is used to remove the radon gas from the soil and pump it out of the house thereby reducing radon level in the property.
Radon sump pumps must be properly installed and maintained to be effective. They should be checked regularly to ensure they are operating correctly. If you have a radon sump pump in your home, it is important to have it serviced by a qualified contractor every year.
Radon mitigation in Oakham
Radon protection for your home in Oakham starts with identifying whether your house is in a high risk area. You can do this by checking your postcode on the interactive radon map of the UK on the UK radon website and order a test from us accordingly.
Radon sump installation
Once you have received your testing kit, follow the instructions and send the test kit back to us for the results. We will notify you of the results in due course. If the readings come back over 200 becquerels per cubic metre, we will advise you on recommended courses of action to mitigate the radon in your property. We will provide you with options and quotes for solutions like active radon sumps to reduce indoor radon or a PIV (positive input ventilation) which is a small fan that blows fresh air into your property to reduce radon.
SOME EXAMPLES OF CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Sarah was most helpful. We are purchasing a house in Northamptonshire and its come up a high risk area for Radon. Sarah advised me we really well on what to do and sent me an email with all the information I needed for both us and the vendor and even some information for our solicitor. Great service. Thank you”
”Outstanding customer service – with explanations throughout whole procedure.
Installation clean, neat, tidy and efficient.
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Very, Very pleased. Radon Protection Uk came and surveyed our house and advised what options were available to us. Pleased to say radon levels are acceptable now. They are always happy to answer any queries. Would thoroughly recommend."