Experts-Radon is a service company specialized in the field of Radon Mitigation of residential properties.
Holder of a license from the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), Experts-Radon has been in business for nearly 10 years in this field and employs only certified Radon measurements and mitigation professionals by the Canadian National Radon Profenciency Program (C-NRPP). They are also active members of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST).
Their ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion and their practical suggestions make them an essential partner in the process of reducing radon levels in your house.
How can I find out the level of Radon in my home?
The only way to know the amount of Radon in your home is to perform a measurement. Health Canada suggest a minimum test time of 3 months preferably between the months of October and April.
We have a team of specialists capable of maximizing results and delivering the projects of any complexity and scope.
Our control mechanisms allow secure & integrated monitoring of all stages of the works.
Aware of the risks that radon entails for the health of the population, Experts-Radon's objectives are to inform the population about radon and help them create a healthy living environment.
Radon is only a concern if it builds up to a high level in your home.
Radon gas can enter your home through any point where it is in contact with the ground. Soil, cracks in the floor, walls connected with soil, gaps around pipe fittings and support posts in the foundation, floor drains and sump pumps can all be entry points for radon. Over an extended period of time, exposure to radon can damage the lung tissue cells and lead to the development of cancer. Line space here is unlike others.
Since a house is fairly sealed, the concentration of Radon can increase over time. The current Canadian guideline for indoor house concentrations is 200 Becquerels per cubic meter. A Becquerel is a measure of radioactivity. Canadian guidelines suggest that actions should be taken to reduce the Radon concentration for any level above 200 Bq/m3.
Testing for and if necessary mitigating radon in your home, you can rest assured of your safety, and that of your home, for years to come.
Radon is found in soil all over the Earth's surface. Radon levels in soil can vary widely from place to place. There is currently no publicly accessible cartography in Québec to illustrate areas potentially at risk. However there are some regions in Québec where it is known to be more prevalent, such as Oka, Mont St-Hilaire, Mont-Laurier and Sherbrooke.
The production and distribution of radon are not uniform and may be limited to certain locations. Its concentration depends on local geological conditions, temperature, atmospheric pressure, cracks in rocks, etc. It is therefore very difficult to determine specific areas at risk.
Radon concentration can also vary greatly from house to house, even if they are nearby. A house located in a very high risk area could have a very low rate while another, for example located in an area where only one in 200 houses have high rates, could have a dangerously high rate.
The only way of knowing if there is radon in your house is to test..
The only way to know the amount of Radon in your home is to perform a measurement.
Health Canada suggest a minimum test time of 3 months preferably between the months of October and April when all windows are closed and the home is heated. The longer the testing period, the more accurate the measurement will be. Certain situations require short term tests such as a real estate transaction. In this case, a 2 to 7-day test can be performed to get an initial indication of Radon levels. This test should be followed by a long term test to confirm the results.
If after measuring the radon concentration in your home you find it is high and needs to be reduced, we can help.
Radon concentration can be reduced to a very low level.
Mitigation methods will take into account a large number of factors such as the age of the house, the type of foundation, the presence of a crawl space, the heating system, etc.
In the significant majority of cases, it is achieved by:
- sealing all entry points and
- installing an active mitigation system.
It is therefore important to hire a certified professional to identify the methods most likely to meet the mitigation objectives and to design the most appropriate mitigation system for your house.
The best to reduce radon levels in a home is through a mitigation system and the most effective type of mitigation system is called "Active Soil Depressurization".
It involves installing a pipe through the concrete floor in the basement and installing a fan. The fan draws radon from the ground and expels it through a pipe vented to the outside of your house.
The objective is to reduce Radon concentrations to safe levels using the smallest fan possible.
Experts-Radon guarantees that following after the installation of a Radon mitigation system by its team, the radon concentration in your home will be below 100 Bq/m3.
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There are two ways to measure the radon level in a home: get a do-it-yourself radon test kit or hire a radon professional.
Radon concentrations can vary greatly from house to house, even if they are nearby. A house located in a very high risk area could have a very low rate while another, for example located in an area where only one in 200 houses have high rates, could have a dangerously high rate. The only way to know if there is radon in your home is to measure it.
The cost of a radon mitigation system depends on the size and design of the house, as well as the work required. Typically, the average cost is between $2,000 and $3,000.
Experts-Radon guarantees that its mitigation measures/system will reduce the radon concentration to less than 100bq/m3.
Generally, the installation of a radon mitigation system is completed in one day.
Radon can enter through all the smallest openings, including cracks in the basement floor or holes such as plumbing, floor drain or sump pump. So seal all openings, joints and cracks.