What is a radon sump?
One of the most commonly used methods of reducing radon in the high radon areas in the UK is a radon sump. This well tried and tested technique has been used throughout the industry for many years and is an extremely effective method of reducing indoor radon levels.
Sumps are constructed from the outside of the property. All of our radon sump systems are individually designed according to the property and existing radon levels. The cost of a radon sump installation varies according to the size, layout and history of the property, construction materials, existing electrical connections, whether there are any specific aesthetic considerations (for example if the building is listed) as well as the equipment needed.
Active radon sumps are powered by an electric fan and they will reduce even the highest levels of radon in homes.
Our Radon protection Engineer using Diamond core equipment during a radon sump installation
The associated pipework and externally rated radon extraction fan is available in black or white and is typically installed on an outside wall of the building exhausting the gas safely into the atmosphere.
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.
High radon gas area - Kettering
If you live in an area with high radon levels, it's important to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.
There are some simple things you can do to reduce your risk of exposure to radon. First, have your home tested for radon levels. If the level is high, consider installing a radon mitigation system. This system will help to reduce the amount of radon gas that can enter your home. You can also take steps to seal any cracks or openings in your home's foundation and make sure that any exhaust fans are vented to the outside.
By taking these simple steps, you can help to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of radon exposure.
Radon Protection UK offers a full radon protection service from initial testing for radon all the way through to solutions like raodn sumps and radon extraction.
Your first step is to either buy a radon testing kit (directly from the link on this page) or call us directly if you would prefer to speak with someone on the phone.
Radon sump installation
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